Lao health ministry advises public to remain vigilant against COVID-19

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VIENTIANE, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Lao Ministry of Health urged officials and people countrywide to stay vigilant and continue to fully comply with the COVID-19 prevention measures.

Authorities and people across the country must remain vigilant and adapt to new normal in order to stop the spread of COVID-19, Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control under the health ministry, Latsamy Vongkhamsao, told a press briefing held in the Lao capital Vientiane on Tuesday.

Latsamy advised people to adapt to the new normal to prevent a second wave of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The public should avoid leaving home for unnecessary reasons, wear masks when going outdoors or visiting risky places, and avoid using public transport means, according to the official.

As many as 2,386 people entered Laos through international border checkpoints on Monday with their body temperatures checked before being taken to quarantine centers.

As of Tuesday, 106,722 suspected cases have been tested in Laos with 45 being confirmed with COVID-19, including 41 recoveries.

Laos reported its first two confirmed cases of COVID-19 on March 24. Enditem

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