At its monthly meeting for March held in Vientiane Capital on Mar 18, the government approved additional measures to prevent possible Covid-19 outbreak in the country.
The measures include the closing of all local and traditional border checkpoints across the country, the screening of people who are at risk of being infected people, the suspension of VISA on arrival and e-Visa services and tourist visa services for tourists from all countries for 30 days.
Entertainment and karaoke venues, and massage shops across the country have been ordered to close. Meanwhile owners of other businesses have been advised to observe basic preventive measures including the provision of temperature testing, and hand sanitisers to their customers.
All schools and universities across the country have been ordered to close and use internet-based learning and other distance learning solutions.
Source: Lao News Agency