Govt mulls plans to minimise impacts of pandemic

Economic issues, particularly ways to strengthen the economy while minimising the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, are among the most important issues being discussed at a government meeting which began in Vientiane on Thursday.The meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, is being attended by ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Tests, treatment for coronavirus free for general public: authorities

Tests for Covid-19 and treatment for people who have contracted the virus are free for the general public but charges will be made for people engaged in certain areas of business.“Charges will be imposed on businesspeople and foreign nationals in Laos who are here for ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Great effort made to get vaccines for Lao people: Health Minister

We have put a lot of effort into working with the world community to prepare and get vaccines available for Lao people, Minister of Health Bounkong Sihavong told a press conference on Dec 31.  Worldwide, countries have developed up to 209 types of Covid-19 vaccine but ...

KPL

Covid-19 tests no longer free of charge

The Ministry of Health will no longer provide Covid-19 tests free of charge and Lao nationals and foreigners will now have to pay for tests and any treatment required.Covid-19 tests have been provided free of charge since the first case of the virus in Laos ...

Khonesavanh Latsaphao

Virus taskforce calls for stricter compliance with Covid-19 controls

The national committee in charge of Covid-19 prevention and control on Monday urged authorities and people nationwide to comply with the measures put in place to ensure everyone’s wellbeing.The government has stepped up measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 as ordered by the Prime ...

Phetphoxay Sengapseuth

Free Covid-19 vaccinations may be available in 2021

Free Covid-19 vaccinations will be available for Lao people next year to provide protection against the potent virus while the threat of infection persists.According to the National Centre for Laboratory and Epidemiology, the Ministry of Health last week, the vaccine is being made available by ...

Phetphoxay sengpaseuth

ACMECS countries call for COVID-19 vaccines to be public goods

The Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) countries on Wednesday called for COVID-19 vaccines to be public goods.The leaders of the ACMECS countries of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam made the call during the 9th ACMECS summit held via video link.“In combating COVID-19, the ...

Xinhua

Covid-19 measures update: Entry from outbreak countries banned

Vientiane Times – The government will no longer issue entry visas for people travelling to Laos from countries with a community outbreak of Covid-19, the national taskforce has announced.The move is part of new measures being imposed until December 31 to prevent and control the ...

Lao ministry urges continued compliance with COVID-19 prevention measures

The Lao Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism has issued a notice ordering continuing strict compliance with COVID-19 prevention measures.The notice stresses that all entertainment venues are to remain closed and contained reminders of the rules in relation to weddings, festivals, and tour operators, local ...

Luang Prabang house fire claims three lives

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Three people were killed when a house in Meuangnga village, Luang Prabang city was engulfed in flames on Sunday.An official from the Fire Prevention and Control Police Department of Luang Prabang, Major Phet Phengnanuan told Vientiane Times on Monday that the ...

Phomphong Laoin

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