Passengers wear masks at a train station to prevent the nCoV spread (Photo: AFP/VNA)

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) said it handed over equipment including 440 protective goggles and 1,500 surgical gowns to Laos.

Earlier, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised up to 100 million USD in aid to China and other affected countries to counter the virus.

According the US Department of State, the Laos delivery was the first and that funding would primarily aim at containing the coronavirus./.