QUẢNG TRỊ — The central province of Quảng Trị has taken numerous measures to prevent the spread of the Zika virus along the border with Laos, where a case was recently discovered.
Apart from keeping track of the temperatures of travelers passing through the two border gates, officials also conduct chemical spraying of transport vehicles entering Việt Nam.
These actions were recommended last Tuesday after the World Health Organisation learned of an Australian visitor who tested positive for Zika after returning from Việt Nam.
However, the Ministry of Health has said no cases of Zika virus have been recorded in Việt Nam.
The La Lay international border gates welcome more than 180 visitors into Việt Nam per day, and officials are now conducting round-the-clock monitoring to minimise risks of infection.
Since early this year, the La Lay border gate has received 22,000 travelers entering Việt Nam.— VNS