Laos urges public to adapt to new normal

Source: Xinhua| 2020-07-09 19:52:16|Editor: huaxia

VIENTIANE, July 9 (Xinhua) -- The National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control of Laos has urged the public to adapt to new normal in order to prevent possible second wave of COVID-19 in the country.

Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control under Lao Ministry of Health, Latsamy Vongkhamsao, told a press conference in Lao capital Vientiane on Thursday that authorities and people countrywide must fully comply with the government guideline and adapt to new normal to stop the spread of the virus.

The official said that by adjusting to new normal the public should avoid leaving home for unnecessary reasons, wear masks when going out or visiting risky places, avoid using public transport, observe frequent hand washing with gels or soaps.

Social distancing of one to two meters must be observed, avoiding sharing personal belongings with others, and changing clothes once reaching home.

On Wednesday, a total of 1,538 people entered Laos though 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 on Thursday announced it has been monitoring 4,488 people at 70 accommodation centers across the country.

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