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COVID-19 epidemic: Lao PDR extended social extension measure by 14 days


People wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the capital Vientiane, Laos. Photo: THX / TTXVN

Thus, with the above decision, the time to implement social gap in Laos will last until 3/5 to.

Released on March 29, Prime Minister’s Directive 06 / TTg takes effect from March 30 to April 19, providing a range of measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, which prohibits people from leaving their homes if not absolutely necessary; close crowded factories and production facilities; allow cadres and civil servants to work at home; stop all crowds of people at risk of infection such as traditional festivals, religious activities, marriages, receptions … Up to now, Laos has recorded 19 cases of COVID-19, among There is one person who has recovered

On the same day, the Thai Civil Aviation Authority also announced an extension of the ban on flights to the country until April 30, except for military flights with diplomatic missions, cargo flights, carrying aid, medical equipment, as well as emergency landing flights, technical problems – but these people will not be allowed to go to the airport. All people allowed to enter the country will be quarantined at state facilities for 14 days.

On April 15, Thailand recorded 30 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of people infected to 2,643. The number of deaths from COVID-19 in the country is currently 43.

Meanwhile, according to the Vietnam News Agency correspondent, the Phnom Penh Post quoted General Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Mariano Grossi as saying that the agency will prioritize the distribution of rapid virus testing equipment. SARS-CoV-2 for 42 countries, including Cambodia.

The emergency assistance package is part of a proposal by about 90 IAEA member states to request this Austrian-based organization to provide assistance to control the spread of COVID-19 in the world. The subsidy package, worth about 4 million euros ($ 4.4 million), will help many countries use antigen testing technology, or real-time RT-PCR.

According to the IAEA, Cambodia is one of 12 countries in the Asia-Pacific region to receive the SARS-CoV-2 virus rapid test device.

To date, Cambodia recorded 122 cases of COVID-19, of which 96 have recovered.




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