As coronavirus cases edged up in Southeast Asia Wednesday, Laos closed primary schools nationwide, Cambodia attempted to silence its critics, and Vietnam suspended flights from France and Malaysia.
Vietnam and Cambodia both saw their totals increase slightly, while Laos, which has still not reported a single case, announced that schools would be closed closed until April 21.
The health ministry in Vietnam updated its total to 75 COVID-19 cases, including seven new cases among people who returned home from countries in Europe. The total as of Tuesday had been 66 cases.
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