Laos temporarily bans Thai seafood


Laos has temporarily banned the import of fresh and frozen seafood from Thailand after a new wave of Covid-19 infections erupted from Samut Sakhon’s seafood market.

Laos’s Industry and Commerce Ministry made the decision on Wednesday to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country.

The new measure is temporary and will stay in effect until both countries can confirm the products are safe and coronavirus-free.

Laos has increased awareness of the Covid-19 situation in Thailand and prepared a host of quarantine sites since Tuesday.