Covid-19 Taskforce reports 13 new cases

The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has placed the number of daily infections of Covid-19 for Friday at 13 with seven local transmissions in Vientiane and six imported cases (returning workers from Thailand) in Champassak and Savannakhet provinces.

The cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in the Lao PDR has reached 2,047 including 1,931 recoveries, 113 active cases and three deaths. Seven patients of Covid-19 were discharged from hospital today.

Frontline workers including medical workers, elderly people (aged 60 and older) and those with underlying medical conditions are highly recommended to receive Covid-19 vaccines.

“Right now, many people are eager to get Covid-19 vaccine. After visiting vaccination service centres, we have found that most centres can maintain orderliness. However some centres are packed with a lot of people and hence unable to observe social distancing and this poses high risks of spreading the virus to people who are waiting for vaccination. Therefore, village and relevant authorities are advised to have proper measures in place by arranging people in a line with social distancing observed and let us know the number they can handle a day. It is necessary to separate those who are going to receive second doses from the elderly and those waiting for first doses,” said Director of Department of Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health Rattanaxay Phetsouvanh.

Source: Lao News Agency