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Covid cases drop as only four new infections reported  

Four new cases of Covid were reported on Friday, bringing the total number recorded to date to 1,979, while 1,827 people have been discharged from hospitals.
Two of the new cases were recorded in Vientiane, while two imported cases were identified in Savannakhet province.
The new cases were revealed after 1,826 samples were tested on June 10, according to the National Taskforce for Covid-10 Prevention and Control.
Speaking on behalf of the taskforce, Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control under the Ministry of Health, Dr Sisavath Soutthaniraxay, said that although the number of new infections continues to fall, the government is reinforcing measures to contain the outbreak in certain parts of Vientiane.
While the number of new cases reported each day has dwindled to single digits, testing shows that case numbers are continuing to rise and fall.
Meanwhile, everyone is urged to continue to comply with all the measures imposed by the Covid-19 taskforce to keep the virus under control.
The authorities are continuing to be vigilant and imposing strict precautionary measures. In general, only Lao nationals may enter Laos. Uniform standards of self-monitoring and quarantine are required for the staff of international organisations, business executives, and general workers.
Healthcare staff are screening passengers arriving on flights to ensure they have not come from a country that has a community outbreak of Covid-19.
With regard to social gatherings, the number of participants must be limited and everyone must comply with virus prevention measures.
At present, 149 people are in Mitthaphab Hospital in Vientiane and in Savannakhet, Champassak and Luang Prabang provincial hospitals and will remain under medical supervision until they twice test negative for Covid and can be discharged. Three deaths from the virus have been reported.
The lockdown has been extended for another 15 days until June 19, with restrictions to continue in areas of infection known as red zones, while some virus control measures have been eased.

By  Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth
(Latest Update
June 11,


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