Two new Covid-19 cases reported

Two new Covid-19 cases were confirmed on Apr 11 taking the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 51, according to the National Center for Laboratory and Epidemiology, Ministry of Health.

The latest cases included a Thai businessman, 41, and a civil servant, 41, returning from Mongolia.

The Thai businessman has been residing in Chanthaboury district, Vientiane, since February 2020. He had close contact with illegal migrants from Thailand last week. He was diagnosed with Covid-19 on Apr 10 after developing symptoms of fever, cough, and body aches and sore throat.

“We have monitored the 10 people who had close contact with the patient. Their samples were collected for diagnosis and we are now waiting for the test results and we also monitoring and quarantining them until the 14th day is reached,” Dr Phonpadith Sangxayalath, Director of the National Center for Laboratory and Epidemiology told a press conference on Apr 11.

Case 51, Lao national, reportedly had close contact with 31 people and all the 31 people, yet to test positive to the virus for now, have been placed on mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Since January 2020, over 142,000 have been tested for Covid-19. These include 47 recoveries, and four active cases.

Source: Lao News Agency