Laos records one more COVID-19 case hinh anh 1People in Vientiane, Laos, wear face masks (Source: Xinhua/VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– Laos reported one more case of COVID-19 on April 5, raising the country’s tally to 11, according to the Lao health ministry.

The 11th patient is the first foreigner tested positive for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in Laos.

Speaking at a press conference in Vientiane on April 5, Lao Deputy Minister of Health Phouthone Meuangpak said the new patient is a 55-year-old man from Papua New Guinea, who travelled to Singapore on March 21, and entered Laos from Thailand via air route on March 23.

The man had contact with 11 people and worked with at least 100 others.

To date, Laos has conducted SARS-CoV-2 tests for 604 cases, with 11 positive ones. The patients are being treated in Vientiane and Luang Prabang.

Meanwhile, on April 5, Cambodia reported no new COVID-19 cases, while one patient was declared to have recovered on the same day.

So far, the country recorded 114 COVID-19 cases, including 50 recoveries.

Cambodia’s police on April 6 directed all forces to enforce a ban on large gatherings during the Khmer Chol Chnam Thmey New Year celebration from April 13 to 16 to prevent the spread of the pandemic./.