Covid-hit provinces urged to use three strategies

Head of the Secretariat of the National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has urged provinces with higher number of Covid-19 cases to strengthen their fight against Covid-19 by using three strategies – lockdown, treatment, and prevention – observing preventive measures such as wearing masks, social distancing, frequent hand washing and vaccination.

“As of now the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases has reached 757. Noticeably, this month, April, the number is unprecedented with 709 recorded in this single month, more than twenty times compared to that recorded last year,” said Deputy Minister of Health Phouthone Meuangpak who is also the head of the secretariat at a press conference in Vientiane today.

Vientiane is hard hit by Covid-19 with 508 cases recorded, followed by Champassak 93, Bokeo 31, Savannakhet 25, Luang Prabang 14, Vientiane (province) 10, Luang Namtha 6, Saravan 5, Oudomxay 4, Phongsaly 3, Xayaboury 3, and Borikhamxay 2. Khammuan, Xekong and Xieng Khuang have one case each.

Only three out of 18 provinces across the country are yet to report Covid-19 cases. These include Huaphan, Xaysomboun and Attapeu.

Infographic by: the National Center for Laboratory and Epidemiology, Ministry of Health

Source: Lao News Agency

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