Laos conducts over 100,000 tests for COVID-19

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VIENTIANE, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- A total of 102,017 people in Laos have received COVID-19 tests since January 2020, according to Lao Ministry of Health.

Laos has conducted 102,017 tests for COVID-19 since January 2020, with 44 of them positive and 41 patients having been discharged from the hospitals, Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control under Lao Ministry of Health Sisavath Soutthaniraxay told a press conference in Lao capital Vientiane on Tuesday.

Authorities and people countrywide must continue their efforts in implementing preventative measures. It was essential that every person and all relevant authorities strictly abide by the new normal guidelines and rules set by the Lao government, said Sisavath.

On Monday, a total of 1,805 people entered Laos through international border checkpoints. Body temperature checks showed no one has signs of fever.

According to the National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, it has been monitoring 2,117 people at 33 accommodation centers across the country.

Laos detected its first two COVID-19 cases on March 24. Enditem

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