Public members urged to monitor symptoms over the next 7 days

Dr. Rattanaxay Phetsouvanh, Director General, Department of Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health, has urged public members to monitor their own symptoms for seven days after celebrating Pi Mai Lao (Lao New Year B.E. 2565).

“Although during the celebration of Pi Mai Lao, the number of new daily infections of Covid-19 in the country reduced to three digits, we should stay cautious because during Pi Mai Lao many people held parties celebrating with families and friends,” said Dr. Rattanaxay.

“If you have symptoms like fever, cough, sneeze, running noses, or sore throats, you should see doctors or take a rapid test. If the test result is positive, you must isolate yourselves from others and have self treatment or consult medical professionals. If your symptoms persist or you have breathing difficulties, you must see doctors immediately so you can have symptoms checked or you are admitted for treatment,” said Dr Rattanaxay.

Some 312 new Covid-19 cases and four new deaths attributed to Covid-19 have been recorded nationwide over the previous 24 hours, bringing the total to 200,474 including 1,880 active cases and 722 deaths.

Among Covid-19 deaths, majority were in the elderly, unvaccinated people, and those with underlying medical conditions.

Source: Lao News Agency

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