River border patrols beefed up in Champassak, Savannakhet

Border patrols on the Mekong River are being stepped up in Champassak and Savannakhet provinces to prevent people entering Laos illegally from Thailand, after these provinces recorded a spike in Covid-19 infections. 

Laos has seen a spike in imported cases of Covid-19 since the start of this month. Most of the new infections were found among Lao workers returning from Thailand. On July 12, Lao authorities reported 106 new Covid infections, with the total number now standing at 2,825.

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