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Laos Eases Toughest Lockdown Measures, Red Zones Remain

The Prime Minister’s Office has issued a notice regarding the gradual easing of certain lockdown measures in Laos. The notice, effective from 5-19 June, outlines a gradual loosening of lockdown measures, with certain strict measures to remain in place. Read more .  ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Pfizer vaccine will be used to protect most vulnerable

A shipment of 100,620 doses of the vaccine arrived in Laos on Monday, provided by the COVAX Facility a partnership between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF, and the World Health Organisation (WHO). The government will use this batch to vaccinate ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Civil Society supports Lao government response to COVID-19 prevention across 10 provinces

Ten Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on May 28 signed partnership agreements to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in 10 provinces across Lao PDR. The 12-month partnership agreements were signed with Plan International in Lao PDR to implement activities as part of the ‘Civil Society Action ...

KPL

More than 84,000 people driven into poverty due to pandemic

Statistics indicate that 84,418 people are unemployed and suffering severe financial hardship across the country as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, including many who have been laid off from jobs in other countries.The figures were obtained by village authorities after they surveyed poor and ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Laos records first coronavirus death

A 53-year-old Vietnamese woman has died from coronavirus (Covid-19) in Laos, marking the first death from the virus recorded in the nation, the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control announced on Sunday. The woman, who worked at a karaoke club in Naxay village, Xaysettha ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Lockdown extended until May 20

The government has extended the lockdown for another 15 days until May 20 in an ongoing effort to contain the Covid-19 outbreak as new cases continue to surge. The government has imposed a lockdown in the capital of Vientiane since April 22 after suspected super-spreaders ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Second makeshift hospital opens, friendly countries to assist

The Lanexang Indoor Stadium has been turned into a makeshift hospital to accommodate Covid-19 patients in Vientiane after a surge in infections in recent days. The facility in Don Koi village, Sisattanak district, was officially opened on Monday after the sports centre was transformed into ...

Times Reporters

Covid infection rate continues to soar

There has been a big jump in the number of new Covid-19 cases despite tougher measures and a lockdown being imposed to contain the virus. Prior to Lao New Year, only 59 cases had been recorded in Laos but in the past few weeks more ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Temporary hospitals planned amid surge in Covid cases

The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control is preparing temporary hospitals amid a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases. Speaking at a media briefing on April 25, Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Dr Rattanaxay Phetsavanh, ...

Times Reporters

Authorities Open Online Registration for Covid-19 Vaccinations in Laos

Health authorities in Laos have 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, residents of Vientiane and foreign citizens will be able to register online for Covid-19 vaccinations.Keep reading  ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

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