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Lao officials continue to take measures to prevent
swine flu outbreak by using temperature measuring equipments installed at their
international border checkpoints to check both Lao and foreign passengers traveling
to and from the country.
Mr. Cheuang Sombounkhanh, Minister to the Prime
Minister's Office and the Lao government's Chief of Staff, said that although
currently there is no A-H1N1 swine flu case reported in
Laos, authorities have taken necessary measures to prevent an outbreak because
the government has issued an urgent order for officials to take all the
necessary preventive steps, especially the daily monitoring of the temperature
of both Lao and foreign passengers arriving at and departing from Laos'
international border checkpoints across the nation.
Mr. Sombounkhanh made the statement at the ceremony
to accept a thermo scanner or temperature measuring equipment, the first such
equipment provided to Laos, as a gift from the government of Singapore. The
scanner, valued at 75,000 US dollars, was installed at the Vientiane
International Airport at Wattay, where most of the arriving and departing
passengers pass through. Officials say there
are over 100 thousand people traveling in and out of the country daily.
For more details, listen to Songrit' report or read
our Lao version of the report.