2,709 isolated amid virus concerns

  • Laos
  • Tuesday, 01 Sep 2020

THE Lao National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control said that it has been monitoring 2,709 people across the country amid Covid-19 concerns.

Deputy director-general of the country’s Department of Communicable Diseases Control Sisavath Soutthaniraxay told a press conference here yesterday that 2,709 people have been quarantined at 44 accommodation centres across the country.

The Lao government continues to implement preventive measure and closely monitor people entering the country.

People entering Laos must be sent to quarantine centres for 14 days to prevent the spread of the virus, said Sisavath.

On Sunday, a total of 2,131 people entered Laos through international border checkpoints. Of these, 800 people crossed the border with Thailand.

A total of 28 people entered Laos from China, while 957 people entered Laos from Vietnam, and 346 people entered Laos via Wattay international airport in the capital city Vientiane.

The temperature of each person entering Laos was checked and no one showed signs of fever.

Laos announced its first two Covid-19 confirmed cases on March 24. — Xinhua

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