VIENTIANE, May 5 (Xinhua) -- The National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control of Laos on Wednesday urged people countrywide to keep their guard up against the COVID-19 outbreak.
Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control under the Lao Ministry of Health Latsamy Vongkhamsao, told a press conference in Lao capital Vientiane on Wednesday that the government has stepped up measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Latsamy called for all sectors to strictly observe COVID-19 prevention and control measures in order to contain the outbreak.
Everyone is urged to observe social distancing, wash their hands regularly, and wear a face mask when going out.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Laos has reached 1,072, as 46 new infections were reported on Wednesday.