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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

Telcos Discount Voice Calls and Data Rates During Lockdown Period

Telecommunications companies in Laos are to provide users with a 15 percent discount on voice calls and discounts on some data packages during the lockdown period.According to a notice issued by the Lao Telecommunication Regulatory Authority, the telecommunications companies will discount voice calls and some internet ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

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

Lockdown extended for another 15 days

The government has extended lockdown measures for another 15 days – from May 21-Jun 4, 2021 – with control and prevention measures tightened and eased in some areas.Keep reading.   ...

KPL

MRC to monitor Mekong flow with French support

The French Government granted EUR 1.5 million to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to monitor rainfall and river flow in order to better understand flow changes and the corresponding impacts on development projects. New funding will continue to improve and expand its network for better ...

Times Reporters

Banks, financial institutes ordered to defer principal and interest payments

The Bank of the Lao PDR has issued a decision ordering commercial banks and micro-financial institutes to postpone for three months – from May – deadlines for principal and interest payments for those who have borrowed loans for living expenses.  The decision, dated May 13, 2021, ...

KPL

Vientiane authorities order lockdown in red zone villages

Vientiane authorities have ordered a 14-day lockdown in so-called red zones of the city where the highest number of Covid-19 infections have occurred.During a meeting of the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control last week, Deputy Prime Minister Professor Dr Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune instructed city ...

Phomphong Laoin

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

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