Vientiane administration bans travel within and to and from the capital

Vientiane administration has imposed ban on all travels to and from Vientiane and within four inner districts of the capital city namely Chanthaboury, Sisattanak, Sikhottabong and Xaysettha between Sep 19 and 30, 2021.

Travels to particular areas in Xaythany, Hadxayfong and Naxaythong districts are also prohibited.

The move came after Vientiane witnessed a rocket surge in community cases on Saturday.

The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control announced on the same day that 467 new cases had been recorded nationwide over the past 24 hours including 384 locally transmitted cases with 265 reported in Vientiane, the highest daily community infection ever recorded in the capital city.

More than 90 per cent of the local cases in Vientiane linked to a garment factory in Nongtha Neua, Chanthaboury district. Up to 260 out of more than 1,000 workers employed by the factory were confirmed positive to Covid-19 today.

As of Sep 18, 2021, the Lao PDR has recorded a total of 18,814 confirmed cases of Covid-19 including 3,665 active cases and 16 deaths.

Source: Lao News Agency

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