14,907 cases tested for COVID-19 in Laos since January

Source: Xinhua| 2020-06-29 17:56:02|Editor: huaxia

VIENTIANE, June 29 (Xinhua) -- Laos has conducted COVID-19 test on 14,907 cases since January, with 19 of them positive, according to Lao Ministry of Health report on Monday.

Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control under Lao Ministry of Health, Sisavath Soutthaniraxay, told a press conference in Lao capital Vientiane on Monday that Laos has been carrying out tests on a daily basis for the COVID-19 since January, with the total number of tests reaching 14,907.

All of the 19 confirmed cases have been discharged from hospitals.

On Sunday, a total of 1,665 people entered Laos through international border checkpoint. The temperature of each person entering Laos was checked and no one showed signs of fever.

The National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control announced it has been monitoring 3,295 people at 89 accommodation centers across the country.

The Lao government has urged people nationwide to remain vigilant and continue to implement preventive measures to prevent a second wave of COVID-19.

Laos announced its first two COVID-19 confirmed cases on March 24, and the last patient was discharged on June 9. Enditem