Vientiane Times

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

Huaphan schools to close amid plummeting temperatures

Classes at schools throughout Huaphan province will be suspended as temperatures sink to as low as 0-1C in the morning and teachers and children shiver.The province’s Education and Sports Department on Monday announced that all classes at kindergarten, primary and secondary schools would be suspended ...

Keoviengkhone Bounviseth

EDL, Sysmatik IT partner in call centre, mobile app upgrade

Electricite du Laos (EDL) and Sysmatik IT Solution Company Limited have upgraded EDL’s call centre with the phone number 1199 and an EDL mobile application, which enable the public to provide emergency notification about electrical faults, EDL service operations, and other issues.Keep reading .  ...

Times Reporters

Authorities ramp up Lao-Thai border checks to prevent virus spread

Local authorities have been urged to monitor border crossings to prevent people from entering Laos illegally from Thailand, to stem the spread of Covid-19 after a widespread outbreak in Thailand.As Thailand faces a second wave of Covid-19, many Lao workers are returning home, both legally ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

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

NUOL begins PhD programme in education management

The National University of Laos (NUOL) is offering a new PhD programme on education management to train educators to assume leadership positions in the sector.The programme will be taught at the Faculty of Education and aims to meet international and Asean standards. The university will ...

Times Reporters

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

Half of track now laid for Laos-China railway

Luang Prabang province: Half of the track needed for the Laos-China railway has been laid over a distance of 240 kilometres, between Vientiane and Luang Prabang province.Keep reading .  ...

Phomphong Laoin

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

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