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Public urged to adapt to new normal

The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has urged the public to adapt to new normal in order to prevent possible second wave of Covid-19.

Dr. Latsamy Vongkhamsao, Deputy Director, Department of Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health told a press conference today that by adjusting to new normal the public should avoid leaving home for unnecessary reasons, wear masks when going out or visiting risky places, avoid using public transport, observe frequent hand washing with gels or soaps.

Social distancing of 1-2 metres must be observed along with eating newly cooked food, avoiding sharing personal belongings with others, and changing clothes once reaching home.

The Lao PDR has recorded no new Covid-19 infections for 88 days making the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in the country remain at 19. The nationwide number of people tested for the disease has reached 19,322.

Globally, the Covid-19 has infected more than 12.1 million people, killed more than 552,000 people. Over 7.08 million patients have recovered from the disease.

 

Source: Lao News Agency

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