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Face-to-face learning suspended as Covid infections skyrocket

Head of the Covid-19 Taskforce of the Ministry of Education and Sports Khanthaly Siriphongphanh issued a notice yesterday suspending face-to-face classes of pre-schools and the first to fourth grades of primary schools nationwide.

The move aims to strengthen anti-Covid-19 measures in the country.

Educational institutions operating face-to-face classes have been advised to cooperate with local Covid-19 taskforces to assess the risks and consider teaching and learning activities according to the actual situation of each locality and the approval of the Provincial Covid-19 Taskforce, stated the notice.

Laos has logged 2,819 new cases of Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, the highest ever recorded on a single day basis since the first case was detected two years ago.

The new infections were detected among 7,010 samples tested for Covid-19 nationwide yesterday.

These included 2,776 domestic infections and 43 imported cases with most of the domestic transmissions detected in Vientiane with 1,084, Savannakhet 388, Vientiane (province) 228, Xayaboury 240, Xieng Khuang 145, Khammuan 139, and Oudomxay 87.

The total caseload of Covid-19 in the Lao PDR has reached 161,866 including 652 deaths.

Source: Lao News Agency