Laos reports first new COVID-19 case in 102 days

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VIENTIANE, July 24 (Xinhua) — The Lao Ministry of Health reported one new case of COVID-19 on Friday for the first time in 102 days.

The new case is a South Korean man, who is a staff of a hydropower project in Laos, the Lao Ministry of Health said in a statement on Friday.

The 32-year-old patient travelled from Japan and transited through South Korea on July 18, and arrived in Laos on the same day. He went to a quarantine center in Lao capital Vientiane by a van with six passengers.

The patient has been treated in designated hospital — Mittaphab Hospital (Hospital 150) in Vientiane.

As of Thursday, 24,479 suspected cases have been tested in Laos. Among the 20 positive cases, 19 have recovered.

Laos announced its first two COVID-19 confirmed cases on March 24. Enditem

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