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The number of COVID-19 cases in Laos increased to the highest level ever

The number of COVID-19 cases in Laos increased to the highest level ever
Medical staff take samples for COVID-19 testing for children in Vientiane, Laos, February 21, 2022. Photo: THX/VNA

The appearance of the Omicron variant has caused the number of COVID-19 cases in Laos to increase rapidly in recent days, forcing some workplaces to redeploy work-from-home measures.

Faced with that situation, the Lao government has just asked relevant ministries and branches to make more efforts to control the epidemic. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health of this country urges people to continue to strictly follow measures to prevent COVID-19 infection and get vaccinated, not to consider this as a non-serious disease that can be easily treated. lead to neglect in infection prevention measures.

According to the Lao Ministry of Health, this is a very wrong perception because the Omicron variant, although not as harmful as the Delta strain, is still dangerous for people over 60 years old and those with underlying medical conditions. Not to mention the post-COVID-19 sequelae that patients after getting infected can be prolonged, adversely affecting health, costing treatment as well as affecting quality of life later on.

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