Inmate Dies of Covid-19 at Savannakhet Prison

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Inmate dies of Covid-19 at Savannakhet Prison

Laos has confirmed its 12th death as a result of Covid-19 after the death of an inmate at a prison in Savannakhet Province.

A 35-year-old inmate at the KM6 Prison in Savannakhet Province passed away on Tuesday.

The man, who resided in Nabo Village, Xayphouthong District, was detained on 16 February on drug-related charges.

He was moved to the KM6 Prison on 6 July.

On 23 August the man was tested for Covid-19, however, he passed away on 25 August before test results confirmed he had been infected with Covid-19.

No information has been provided regarding a ceremony for the man’s cremation.

It is unknown if the man suffered from underlying conditions that may have exacerbated his symptoms.