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Covid taskforce advises caution, announces 25 new cases

The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control is advising people not to become complacent and to fully comply with government guidelines to stop the spread of the virus, after 237 people were discharged from hospital.
The discharged patients had been under observation after contracting the virus but have all now twice tested negative.
Hospitals are allowing recovered Covid-19 patients to return home on condition that they self-quarantine and follow doctors’ advice about medication, rest and diet while minimising contact with family members.
Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control, under the Ministry of Health, Dr Rattanaxay Phetsouvanh, gave an update on the Covid-19 outbreak at a press conference on Monday, urging everyone to continue to follow the lockdown rules.
On the same day, the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control announced 25 new cases of Covid-19 with the total number now standing at 1,327. The positive test results were obtained after 4,429 samples were tested for the virus on May 9.
Meanwhile, the first death attributed to Covid-19 in Laos occurred on Sunday when a 53-year-old Vietnamese woman died in a hospital in Vientiane.
Of the new cases, Vientiane reported six (of which one was imported), Bokeo reported 15, Savannakhet recorded three imported cases, and Champassak province recorded one imported case.
Vientiane has recorded the highest overall number of infections, followed by Bokeo and Champassak. The outbreak has spread through 15 provinces, with only Attapeu, Xaysomboun and Huaphan remaining virus-free.
Some 1,089 people are currently in hospitals around the country after testing positive for Covid-19. More than 3,352 people have been admitted to 45 quarantine centres and samples taken from them have been sent for Covid-19 tests.



By Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth
(Latest Update
May 11,

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