06 October 2021. Forty Lao prisoners held in a detention center in the capital Vientiane have been found infected with COVID-19. Arrested without health checks, many of those sent to the Xaysettha district jail were confined in a single room with other criminals, some of them already infected, and the infection then spread rapidly to the others.https://www.rfa.org/english/news/laos/prisoners-10062021192736.html