2,709 people being isolated in Laos amid COVID-19 concerns

Source: Xinhua| 2020-08-31 15:52:55|Editor: huaxia

VIENTIANE, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- The Lao National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control said on Monday that it has been monitoring 2,709 people across the country amid COVID-19 concerns.

Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control under the Lao Ministry of Health Sisavath Soutthaniraxay told a press conference here on Monday that 2,709 people have been quarantined at 44 accommodation centers across the country.

The Lao government continues to implement preventive measure and closely monitor people entering Laos. People entering Laos must be sent to quarantine centers for 14 days to prevent the spread of the virus, said Sisavath.

On Sunday, a total of 2,131 people entered Laos through international border checkpoints. Of these, 800 people crossed the border with Thailand.

A total of 28 people entered Laos from China, while 957 people entered Laos from Vietnam, and 346 people entered Laos via Wattay international airport in Lao capital Vientiane.

The temperature of each person entering Laos was checked and no one showed signs of fever.

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