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Vientiane bans large gatherings, parties during New Year celebration

Vientiane Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has issued a notice banning all large gatherings and parties during the celebration of New Year.

The notice urges relevant authorities in Vientiane to inspect businesses on a regular basis, making sure no alcoholic drinks are sold or served, and impose punishments on those violating anti-Covid-19 measures.

Covid-19 has infected 108,782 people nationwide as of Wednesday with over 1,040 new cases recorded over the past 24 hours, according to the National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

The disease has also claimed 355 lives including 13 reported over the past 24 hours.

Source: Lao News Agency