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Covid-19: no new infections recorded

Some 83 people were tested for Covid-19 on Apr 23 and the test results suggested that none of them were positive to Covid-19.

The current number of people infected with Covid-19 stands at 19 including 16 in Vientiane Capital and three in Luang Prabang.

Four of the 19 patients have recovered from the diseases.

The Prime Minister’s Office issued a notice No. 507 on Apr 24 urging Vientiane Mayor and provincial governors to arrange quarantine areas for people and workers returning from overseas and those who have had close contact with infected people according to standards of the Covid-19 Taskforce, according to Deputy Minister of Health and Standing Member of Covid-19 Taskforce Phouthone Meuangpak.

On the same day, the government’s monthly meeting urged the Covid-19 Taskforce, relevant authorities, local administrations, and the entire society to attach attention to the implementation of the Prime Minister’s Order No. 06, announcements or instructions of the Covid-19 Taskforce and relevant sectors until May 3.

Source: Lao News Agency

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