Lao gov't continues to strictly monitor people entering Laos

July 21, 2020

The Lao government continues to strictly monitor people entering the country to avoid a second wave of COVID-19 outbreak, according to Lao Ministry of Health report on Monday.

Laos reported no new case of COVID-19 for over three months. However, people entering Laos will be sent to quarantine centers for 14 days and the temperature of each person entering Laos must be checked.

On Sunday, a total of 1,654 people entering Laos though international border checkpoints. Of these, 663 people crossed the border with Thailand.

A total of 23 people entered Laos from China, while 761 people entered Laos from Vietnam, and five people entered Laos from Cambodia.

A total of 202 people entered Laos via the Wattay International Airport in the country's capital of Vientiane.

The National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on Monday announced that it has been monitoring 2,944 people at 70 accommodation centers across the country.

The Lao government has warned people countrywide and relevant authorities not to neglect containment and preventive measures, according to the report.

Laos announced its first two COVID-19 confirmed cases on March 24, and the last patient was discharged on June 9.