Laos government extends lockdown amid rising Covid-19 cases

VIENTIANE, Sept 16 (Xinhua): The Laos government has extended the current nationwide lockdown for 15 more days to contain the spread of Covid-19.

The lockdown will be extended to Sept. 30 as the Covid-19 cases continued to rise, Deputy Head of the Prime Minister's Office Thipphakone Chanthavongsa told a press conference here on Wednesday.

The lockdown extension also aimed to bring community transmissions of Covid-19 under control.

Thipphakone added that locally-transmitted cases of Covid-19 are on the rise in Lao capital Vientiane and other provinces, sparking fears that this could cause a major community outbreak as most cases involve the highly contagious Delta variant.

The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control on Thursday reported 23 new imported cases and 131 locally transmitted cases.

As of Thursday, the total number of Covid-19 cases in Laos reached 18,059 with 16 deaths.

A total of 13,935 Covid-19 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals. - Xinhua

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