Tue, 20 Oct 2020

VIENTIANE, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Lao Ministry of Health urged authorities and people countrywide to remain vigilant and continue to take precautions against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Authorities and people countrywide must remain vigilant and continue to abide by measures determined by the National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health on Wednesday.

The ministry advised people to adapt to new normal to stop the spread of the virus.

The public should avoid leaving home for unnecessary reasons, wear masks when going out or visiting risky places, avoid using public transport, observe frequent hand washing with gels or soaps.

Social distancing of one to two meters must be observed, besides avoiding sharing personal belongings with others, and changing clothes once reaching home.

On Tuesday, a total of 1,724 people entered Laos through international border checkpoints. The temperature of each person entering Laos was checked and no one showed signs of fever.

The National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control announced that it has been monitoring 4,016 people at 50 accommodation centers across the country.

Laos announced its first two COVID-19 confirmed cases on March 24.

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