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Laos records 14 new cases of Covid-19

The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has recorded 14 new cases of Covid-19 infections across the country over the past 24 hours. All of them were imported cases including eight in Champassak, and three each in Vientiane and Savanakhet.

Some 1,968 Covid-19 patients have recovered from the disease since the first case of the virus was detected in Laos in March 2020.

Laos has logged a total of 2,094 cumulative infections including 123 active cases and three deaths.

“In order to prevent a new wave of Covid-19 outbreak, importing new Covid-19 variants into the country, I would like to ask local authorities, public security and national defence authorities to use strict measures against those entering the country illegally using natural trails,” said Dr. Sisavath Soutthanilaxay, Deputy Director General, Department of Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health. “Therefore it is necessary to attach attention to increasing border patrol to prevent the virus from being imported into the country. Anyone witnessing anyone returning from neighbouring countries must report the authorities in their respective villages so that they can be brought to quarantine centres and have samples collected for Covid-19 test.”

Over 1.34 million people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 with China-made Sinopharm sharing 90% of Covid-19 vaccines vaccinated.

The vaccinated include 853,782 people given a first dose and 494,477 people receiving a second dose.

Source: Lao News Agency