2,621 people isolated in Laos amid COVID-19 concerns

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-16 17:12:01|Editor: huaxia

VIENTIANE, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- Laos' National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on Friday said it has been monitoring 2,621 people across the country over COVID-19 concerns.

Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control under the Lao Ministry of Health Latsamy Vongkhamsao, told a press conference in Lao capital Vientiane on Friday that some 1,870 people entering Laos through international border checkpoints on Thursday and the temperature of each person was checked before sending to quarantine center for 14 days.

A total of 2,621 people has been quarantined at 35 accommodation centers across the country, said Latsamy.

The Lao government continues to strictly monitor people entering Laos to prevent a second wave of COVID-19.

The Lao government has advised people and relevant authorities not to neglect containment and preventive measures.

As of Friday, Laos has tested 59,448 suspected cases with 23 cases tested positive, and 22 patients have recovered.

The remaining active case is being treated at the designated hospital, Mittaphab Hospital (Hospital 150) in Lao capital Vientiane.

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