A man in Salavanh Province has become the country’s fifteenth death as a result of Covid-19.
The 45-year-old from Namek Village, Khongsedon District, Salavanh Province, had returned to Laos from work in Thailand on 14 August.
He was placed in a state quarantine center in Salavanh where he first tested negative for Covid-19.
The man suffered from obesity, however, doctors were unsure if he had also suffered from any other underlying conditions.
He passed away on the morning of 3 September, and a second test produced a positive result for Covid-19.
The man was cremated at a Buddhist temple in Salavanh in accordance with local traditions.