Lao authorities call for people’s vigilance, further monitor border over COVID-19 concerns hinh anh 1People in Laos wear face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Lao authorities continue to implement preventive measures and closely monitor people entering the country to prevent a second wave of COVID-19 outbreak.

People entering Laos, especially returning workers, will be sent to quarantine centers for 14 days, and the temperature of each person entering the country must be checked.

Latsamy Vongkhamsao, Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control under the Lao Ministry of Health, said that a total of 2,335 people have stayed in quarantine at 27 accommodation centres across the country.

The National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control urged people to continue to regularly wash their hands with soap, and to wear a face mask when going out and in crowded places. 

People must also continue to practice social distancing.

As of February 24, Laos has tested 111,757 suspected cases with 45 cases testing positive, and 42 patients have recovered./.