|COVID-19 pandemic in Laos|
|First outbreak||Wuhan, China|
|Arrival date||24 March 2020|
(1 year, 9 months, 2 weeks and 1 day)
The COVID-19 pandemic in Laos is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). On 24 March 2020, Laos became the last country in Southeast Asia to report its confirmed case of the virus. As of 21 August 2021, there were a total of 11,753 cases and 11 deaths. On 4 May, Laos exceeded 1,000 cases of COVID-19. Five days later, the country recorded the first death.
On 21 December 2021, Laos overtook China in terms of the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
On 12 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that a novel coronavirus was the cause of a respiratory illness in a cluster of people in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, which was reported to the WHO on 31 December 2019.
The case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS of 2003,but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll.
On 13 March, provincial authorities closed some of border posts.
On 24 March, Laos confirmed its first two COVID-19 cases, becoming the last Southeast Asian country infected with coronavirus.
On 26 March, the Vientiane Times confirmed the country's third COVID-19 case.
On 27 March, there were six cases confirmed. Two more men from Luang Prabang, and one from Vientiane.
On 28 March, there were 2 more confirmed, bringing a total to 8.
On 30 March, there was 1 more confirmed, bringing everything to a total of 9.
On 1 April, one more case was confirmed, bringing a total to 10.
On 5 April 2020, the 11th case was reported as a 55-year-old man from Papua New Guinea.
The government announced a lockdown on 29, March, starting on 30 March. All land borders closed and the last flights departed from Luang Prabang and Vientiane occurred on 1 April.
By May 18, more restrictions had been loosened, allowing domestic travel, without foreign travellers allowed.
On 2 June, students returned to classrooms.
On 4 June, the government allowed foreign travellers into the country.
On 25 July, one new case was confirmed. It was a South Korean national.
2,621 people were isolated over concerns.
A second wave of vaccinations occurred.
On the morning of 9 May, Laos recorded the first death due to COVID-19. The Embassy of Vietnam in Vientiane confirmed that was a Vietnamese woman died after one week of treatment.
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Confirmed cases March - July 2020
The Laotian Times says China sent medical experts, medical equipment and medicines, to help Laos fight COVID-19.
On 27 March, Vietnam offers help by sending medical equipment worth US$ 100,000.
In April 2021, the Vietnamese government decided to provide a financial aid of US$ 500,000 to fight against COVID disease, in addition to sending experts and supporting additional medical equipment for Laos. On 4 May 2021, Vietnam's Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son and 32 experts departed for Laos to set up field hospitals, increase emergency resuscitation and strengthen testing capacity.
Some people have been arrested for allegedly spreading false information about the COVID-19 pandemic.
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