Lao gov't urges people to stay vigilant against COVID-19


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  • Friday, 28 Aug 2020

VIENTIANE, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- The Lao Ministry of Health on Thursday urged people to remain vigilant against the coronavirus, even though no new COVID-19 case has been reported for 13 days.

The National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control has urged authorities and people to remain vigilant and adapt to new normal to prevent the spread of the virus, according to a statement from the ministry.

On Wednesday, a total of 2,117 people entered Laos through international border checkpoint. The temperature of each person entering Laos was checked and no one showed signs of fever.

According to the report, 2,905 people have been quarantined at 48 accommodation centers across the country.

As of Thursday, Laos has tested 37,741 suspected cases with 22 positive cases, and 21 patients have recovered.

Laos detected its first two COVID-19 cases on March 24.

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