Lao gov't continues to strictly monitor border during COVID-19

Source: Xinhua| 2021-01-27 15:35:39|Editor: huaxia

VIENTIANE, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- Laos' National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control continues to implement preventive measures and monitor people entering the country to avoid a second wave of COVID-19 outbreak.

Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control under the Lao Ministry of Health, Sisavath Soutthaniraxay, told a press conference here on Wednesday that people entering Laos will be sent to quarantine centers for 14 days to prevent people from bringing the virus to the country.

On Wednesday, a total of 2,968 people entered Laos through international border checkpoints.

At all border crossings, the temperature of each person entering Laos was checked and no one showed signs of fever.

As of Wednesday, Laos has tested 102,332 suspected cases with 44 cases testing positive, and 41 patients have recovered.

The other three infected cases are treated in a designated hospital in Lao capital Vientiane.

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