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Mekong countries get Covid-19 help

Mekong countries get Covid-19 help

Military donates mobile cabinets

Myanmar’s Payathonzu’s rescue team swab the throat of a Myanmar man at an elementary school on the Myanmar-Thai border, 600 metres away from Thailand’s Chedi Sam Ong border checkpoint in Kanchanaburi. (Photo by Piyarach Chongcharoen)

The Defence Ministry will donate 20 mobile negative pressure cabinets to Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Myanmar to support their efforts to control the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Negative pressure cabinets allow medical staff to safely collect respiratory secretions from patients infected with Covid-19.

Ministry spokesman, Lt Gen Kongcheep Tantravanich, said on Wednesday that the donation reflected the necessity for joint regional efforts to fight…

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