Laos urges citizens from Thailand to return home via official channel hinh anh 1In Vientiane, Laos (Photo: Xinhua)

Vientiane (VNA) – Laos has called on its citizens in Thailand to return home via official channel to receive support in immigration, medical screening and quarantine in line with regulations.

On July 18, the Lao Health Ministry announced additional 131 infection cases in the past 24 hours, a daily record, eight of them were local transmissions in Champasak province. A death was also reported the same day, bringing the total fatalities to five.

The country also received over 1 million doses of vaccine manufactured by Johnson & Johnson via COVAX Facility initiative. Priority will be given to those aged above 60, frontline medical staff and those with underlying diseases.

Lao has so far reported 3,426 infection cases./.