Lao gov't urges residents to continue compliance with anti-Covid-19 measures


VIENTIANE (Xinhua): The Lao government has urged authorities and people across the country to remain vigilant and continue to implement preventive measures for the Covid-19 risk.

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 on Thursday (May 13) that people countrywide must continue to practise the measures for Covid-19 prevention and control determined by the Lao government, such as wearing a mask, using hand gel, and practicing social distancing.

Latsamy called for all sectors to strictly observe Covid-19 prevention and control measures in order to contain the outbreak.

The Lao government is stepping up operations to prevent illegal immigration and conducting stringent checks of everyone entering Laos.

In addition, the Lao Ministry of Health urged everyone in Laos to actively get Covid-19 vaccinations in order to prevent the spread of the virus.

As of Thursday, the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Laos is 1,482, with 1,050 people undergoing treatment in hospitals.

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

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