Laos conducts 5,044 tests for COVID-19 since January

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-22 17:14:26|Editor: huaxia

VIENTIANE, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Laos has conducted 5,044 tests for COVID-19 since January, according to the National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

Laos has been carrying out tests daily for the COVID-19 since January, with the total number of tests reaching 5,044, with 19 cases tested positive, Deputy Head of Lao National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control Phouthone Meaungpak told a press conference in Lao capital Vientiane on Friday.

The National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control announced it has been monitoring 3,071 people at 93 accommodation centers across the country.

On Thursday, the number of truck drivers bringing freight into Laos from Thailand was 1,380, from Vietnam 795 and nine people from China. The temperature of each person entering Laos was checked and no one showed signs of fever.

Laos reported no new case of COVID-19 for 40 consecutive days, with the total number of confirmed cases remained at 19, according to the report.

As of Friday, 14 COVID-19 patients have recovered, and another five infected cases are treated in designated hospital -- Mittaphab Hospital (Hospital 150) in Lao capital Vientiane.

Laos announced its first two COVID-19 confirmed cases on March 24. Enditem

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