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Public urged to cooperate in reducing Covid-19 infections

The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has urged members of the public to take part in reducing daily Covid-19 infections by complying with anti-Covid-19 measures including getting vaccinated, washing hands with gels or soaps, avoiding crowded places and mass gatherings or orgasiging risky activities.

Laos has recorded a sharp rise in Covid-19 infections over the past three weeks with daily infections jumping from merely 200 on Mar 9 to more than 2,000 today.

Some 2,183 new Covid-19 cases and two fatalities attributed to Covid-19 have been reported nationwide over the previous 24 hours with the total caseload reaching 171,439 including 6,527 active cases and 663 deaths.

“The daily Covid-19 infections are mostly dominated by family members, relatives, all walks of life and usually detected in crowded places,” said Deputy Director of the National Centre for Laboratory and Epidemiology, Ministry of Health, Bouaphanh Khamphaphongphane.

She attributed the rising in number of new daily cases of Covid-19 in recent days to people’s routine activities that fail to comply strictly and properly with anti-Covid-19 measures.

Of the new infections, detected among 4,658 people tested for Covid-19 yesterday, 2,175 were classified as domestic infections and eight as imported cases.

Some 381 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals nationwide yesterday.

Most of the new infections were reported in Vientiane with 1,132 cases, followed by Xayaboury 150, Savannakhet 138, Vientiane (province) 117, Khammuan 97, and Oudomxay 92.

Source: Lao News Agency