Laos reminds people to be highly vigilant over rising Covid-19 and dengue worries


VIENTIANE, March 12 (Xinhua): The Lao Ministry of Health has urged people to be highly vigilant against Covid-19 and dengue fever.

Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control under the Lao Ministry of Health Latsamy Vongkhamsao told a press conference in Lao capital Vientiane that authorities and people countrywide must continue their efforts in implementing preventive measures and adapt to the new normal to stop the spread of the virus.

On Monday, a total of 2,437 people entered Laos through international border checkpoints.

The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control announced that it has been monitoring 2,806 people at 32 accommodation centers across the country.

The Lao Ministry of Health on Wednesday (March 10) reported one newly detected Covid-19 case, with its total number rising to 48.

Laos reported its first two confirmed Covid-19 cases on March 24 last year.

Meanwhile, the dengue cases in Laos have gone past 130 cases since January, according to a report from the Lao Ministry of Health.

Lao health authorities are encouraging people to clear potential mosquito breeding sites around their homes and workplaces to help control the spread of dengue fever, according to a report by the ministry's Center of Information and Education for Health on Thursday (March 11).

Every family were advised to throw out water that collects in jars, vases, and dishes and should cover such vessels to prevent more water from filling them. - Xinhua
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