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Authorities call for donations to assist people in Vientiane quarantine centre

The national anti-COVID-19 committee is calling on more donors to provide food and essential supplies to help people quarantining at the Km27 Military Training Centre in Vientiane.
Deputy Minister of Health, Associate Prof. Dr Phouthone Muongpak, told the daily media briefing on Monday that a total of 374 people (127 women) were in quarantine at the Military Training Centre.
“Most of them came from provinces and are self-quarantining for 14 days. Food, water and essential equipment need to be delivered to the people in quarantine centre,” he said.

Dr Phouthone, as a standing member of the National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, called for donations to be made via the committee contact.
He confirmed that the country had recorded no new infections for 29 consecutive days. Six COVID-19 patients remain in Mittaphab Hospital, and all of them have only mild symptoms.
A total of 1,616  people were in 60 quarantine centres, and all had tested negative to the virus.
From January to May 10, a total of 3,547 people were tested, with 19 people testing positive. Thirteen of the 19 patients who were hospitalised have been discharged so far.
The government is strictly implementing preventive measures and monitoring people entering Laos at the borders to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
As of 5 pm on May 10, a total of 1,723 people entering Laos through international border checkpoints were checked for the virus.
Of these, 923  people crossed the border from Thailand, and four of them were Lao workers returning to their homes in Champassak.
A total of five truck drivers crossed the Laos-China border, while 754 truck drivers entered Laos from Vietnam.
At all border crossings, the temperature of each person entering was checked, and none showed signs of fever. All Lao workers returning to their homes were sent to quarantine centres for 14 days.
As of 6 am on May 11, the coronavirus has infected 4,176,459 people in 212 countries and territories. It has claimed 283,658 lives, while 1,487,448 people have been discharged from hospital after recovering, Dr Phouthone said.

By Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth
(Latest Update May 12, 2020)

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