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Covid vaccination reaches 4.75 million people

As of Feb 2, more than 4.75 million people, 64.76% of population in the country, have been given at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine with the number of those given all recommended doses reaching over 4.11 million people, accounting for 56.07% of population.

Laos has received more than 18 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from international community and this is enough for vaccinating all seven million poeople in the country, according to Director General, Department of Communicable Diseases Control, Ministry of Health Rattanaxay Phetsouvanh.

“Therefore, the Party and government have asked taskfoce committees at all levels and local authorities to direct Covid-19 vaccination in their respective organisations, provinces and districts to achieve a 80% Covid vaccine coverage so that we can open the country, welcome green tourism and restore economy,” said Dr Rattanaxay.

Some 463 new Covid-19 cases and two new deaths attributed to Covid-19 have been reported nationwide over the past 24 hours with the total reaching 134,901 including 5,235 active cases and 553 deaths, according to the National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

The new daily infections included 102 reported in Vientiane, 77 in Xieng Khuang, 42 in Huaphan and 32 in Xayaboury.

Yesterday witnessed 697 Covid-19 patients discharged from hospitals nationwide.

Source: Lao News Agency