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KUNMING-- China on Sunday sent a team of 12 medical experts to Laos to assist the Southeast Asian country's fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak.
The team consists of experts specialized in infectious disease, nursing, virus testing and traditional Chinese medicine from hospitals in southwest China's Yunnan Province and the Yunnan provincial center for disease control and prevention.
The medical team left Kunming, the provincial capital of Yunnan, on Sunday, bringing with them medical supplies donated by the Yunnan provincial government, including medicines, nucleic acid testing kits, 10,560 N95 masks, 60,000 medical masks and 6,000 protective suits.
The experts are expected to share their experience in COVID-19 prevention, control and treatment, and provide suggestions to their counterparts in Laos on epidemic prevention, diagnosis and treatment and medical staff training.