Laos hits 90 consecutive days without new Covid-19 case

  • Laos
  • Saturday, 11 Jul 2020

VIENTIANE, July 11 (Xinhua): The Laos Ministry of health on Saturday reported no new cases of Covid-19 for 90 consecutive days.

Authorities and people countrywide must continue their efforts in implementing preventive measures, even as no new case of Covid-19 was reported in Laos for 90 days, Centre of Information and Education for Health under Laos Ministry of Health reported in its press release on Saturday.

It was essential that every person and all relevant authorities strictly abide by the "new normal" guidelines and rules laid down by the government, said the report.

Laos announced its first two Covid-19 confirmed cases on March 24, and the last patient was discharged on June 9.

However, the government is now grappling with the dengue scrouge.

Dengue cases in laos have risen to 2,736 with eight deaths since January, the Ministry of Health said on Friday.

The highest number of dengue patients were recorded in the Laos capital Vientiane with 625, while 339 cases were reported in Bolikhamxay province, and 335 cases were reported in Vientiane province.

The eight deaths included three in Vientiane, two in Bolikhamxay, and one each in Khammuan, Xayaboury and Xieng Khuang province, Center of Information and Education for Health under Lao Ministry of Health said in a statement.

Health authorities urged people to clear potential mosquito breeding sites around their homes and workplaces to help control the spread of dengue fever. - Xinhua
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