VIENTIANE, March 25 (Xinhua) -- Laos has detected a third confirmed COVID-19 case, the Lao official said at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon in capital Vientiane.
The patient is a 26-year-old businessman in Vientiane, and a friend of a previous confirmed case, the official said.
Laos detected the first two confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.
All of them are treated in the designated hospital, the Mittaphab Hospital, in Vientiane.
The third case is not in serious condition and the treatment is going well, said the Lao official.
All of the close contacts have been quarantined in a hospital in Luang Prabang province.