covid-19

Gov’t expands target group for Covid-19 vaccination

The government has expanded the target group for Covid-19 vaccination to include people working in transport, tourism, and banking industries, wholesalers and resellers, shop assistants, teachers, and public utility workers, according to the Hygiene and Health Promotion Department, Ministry of Health.Keep reading  ...

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Laos Launches Online Registration for Covid-19 Vaccinations

Laos has launched an online registration program for Covid-19 vaccinations aimed at priority groups. According to an announcement by the Centre of Information and Education for Health, a new round of Covid-19 vaccinations will take place from April 2 to 3 at Mittaphap Hospital as well ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Govt bans public events over Lao New Year

All public events are banned over the Lao New Year holiday from April 14-16 as part of the government’s continuing measures to keep Covid-19 in check. Activities banned over the New Year include cultural performances, concerts, Miss Lao New Year beauty contests and processions, and street ...

Somsack Pongkhao

COVID-19 Vaccines Shipped by COVAX Facility Arrive in Laos

Laos today received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine doses through the COVAX facility, a partnership between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and the World Health Organisation (WHO). Keep reading  ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Over 2,000 people being isolated over Covid-19 concerns in Laos

The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control of Laos has announced that it has been monitoring 2,212 people across Laos.Some 2,212 people have been quarantined at 31 accommodation centers across the country, Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control under ...

Second round of Covid-19 vaccinations to begin this month

Medical workers and staff continue to face challenges in monitoring people at border crossings and providing assistance to returning workers affected by the pandemic.The second round of vaccinations will take place from mid March to early April. The first vaccinations were given to volunteer medical ...

Times Reporters

Govt ramps up border controls to prevent spread of Covid-19

The government is continuing to step up controls at border crossings to prevent people entering Laos illegally and avoiding checks that could stem the spread of Covid-19, the national virus control taskforce has announced.The move is part of ramped up measures being imposed until February ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Laos Begins Vaccinations for Over 600 Medical Workers

Laos has begun vaccinations for over 600 medical workers, led by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health today.According to a report by Lao National Radio, over 600 medical wokers and at-risk frontline workers have begun receiving vaccinations against Covid-19.The vaccinations took place at Mittaphap and ...

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Russia provides Covid-19 vaccine to Laos

The Russian government has given the Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V to Laos, according to the Russian Embassy in Vientiane. Developed by the Gamaleya National Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology, the vaccine is 91.4 percent effective in providing protection against Covid-19, he added. Almost one million ...

Times Reporters

United States, UNICEF Continue to Strengthen Lao PDR’s COVID-19 Response

UNICEF Lao PDR has provided loudspeakers, amplifiers and microphones to the Lao Women’s Union to raise awareness at the community level about COVID-19 and safety measures to prevent it.The supplies were supported with funding from the United States Government through the U.S. Agency for International ...

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