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Laos confident COVID-19 pandemic under control with one case recorded

VIENTIANE (LAOTIAN TIMES/THE STAR) – Laos reported just a single case of COVID-19 and zero deaths across the country on Friday night, the Laotian Times reported.

The daily COVID-19 tally from the Centre of Information and Education for Health showed that only one case of COVID-19 had been recorded in Vientiane Capital, with no infections recorded in other provinces of Laos.

Over the course of almost three years, the country has seen 210,222 COVID-19 cases, with 754 deaths.

Laos recorded 2,556 COVID-19 cases on March 23, the highest number of cases during the pandemic, dropping down to less than 100 cases per day after Lao New Year.

On May 13, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Health’s Department of Infectious Disease Control Dr Sisavath Southanilaxay stated during the daily COVID-19 announcement that the taskforce would no longer announce COVID-19 cases starting from May 14.

He said that those interested in COVID-19 information, such as vaccination or testing locations, would still be able to follow the Ministry of Health Facebook Page and the Center of Information for Health.

The government is also confident that the pandemic is now fully under control in the country.