COVID-19 in Southeast Asia Rises, Laos Tightens Restrictions on Community Activities

Suara.com – Not only Singapore and Malaysia, other Southeast Asian countries such as Laos also reported a significant increase in COVID-19 cases.

As a result, the Lao Government announced an indefinite extension of the COVID-19 restrictions as the number of cases in the country continued to rise.

Deputy Head of the Prime Minister’s Office Thipphakone Chanthavongsa during a press conference on Sunday (14/11) said that transmission among the people in each province was still occurring and the number of new infections was increasing.

Most cases are recorded in densely populated areas and transmission occurs in social activities, offices, organizations, and within the family.

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Illustration of the Corona Covid-19 virus. (Shutterstock)

Meanwhile, borders and checkpoints are still closed, except for certain parties authorized by the National Task Force for Prevention and Control of COVID-19.

Tourist and visitor visas will not be issued to foreign nationals. However, diplomats, staff of international organizations, experts and investors with urgent needs will be granted entry permits and must comply with all the Lao government’s COVID-19 prevention measures.

Entertainment venues across the country also still have to close.

Gatherings and conferences or other gatherings with more than 50 people, including festivals and religious activities, are prohibited. [ANTARA]

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