Laos govt continues to monitor Lao-Thai border to prevent spread of Covid-19

VIENTIANE, Jan 12 (Xinhua): Local authorities have been urged to monitor border crossings to prevent people from entering Laos illegally from Thailand, to stem the spread of Covid-19 after a widespread outbreak in Thailand.

Many Lao workers are returning home from Thailand, both legally and illegally, sparking fears of a second wave of Covid-19 in Laos, local daily Vientiane Times on Tuesday quoted Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control under the Lao Ministry of Health, Phonepaserd Sayamounkhoung as saying.

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