Laos allows entry of many foreign workers hinh anh 1Lao people wear face masks to prevent COVID-19 (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Laos has allowed the entry of many foreign workers as the country has gone without any new case of COVID-19 for 32 consecutive days as of May 14, the Lao Health Ministry said.

As of May 14 afternoon, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Laos remained at 19, with 14 recoveries.

According to the ministry, 16 Vietnamese workers were allowed to enter the country through the Nam Soy international border gate on May 13 to continue with their work at the construction site of Houaphanh hospital. The hospital is being built with non-refundable aid of the Vietnamese Government. After their entry, the workers have been tested and quarantined.   

In recent days, Laos has also permitted many Chinese and Thai workers employed in key projects to enter the country to continue with their work./.