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River border patrols beefed up in Champassak, Savannakhet

Border patrols on the Mekong River are being stepped up in Champassak and Savannakhet provinces to prevent people entering Laos illegally from Thailand, after these provinces recorded a spike in Covid-19 infections. Laos has seen a spike in imported cases of Covid-19 since the start of ...

Times Reporters

Increase in Trafficking of Lao Women to China Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Trafficking of women from Laos to China to serve as wives for Chinese men or to work in prostitution is increasing amid economic pressure following the Covid-19 pandemic.Trafficking is typically brokered by Lao middlemen who recruit young women or convince parents to marry off their ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy -

Laos COVID Taskforce Unveils New Contact Tracing QR Code

The Lao National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has announced that people living in Laos will be required to install the LaoKYC app on their smartphone and check in with a QR Code as part of new contact tracing regulations. The use of the QR ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Laos records first cases of Delta variant

Out of the six new cases of Covid-19 reported in Champassak province, three people returning to Laos from Thailand tested positive for the Delta variant, the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control announced on Wednesday.The Delta variant is of increasing global concern because of ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

New Houaphan Airport 92% Complete

The construction project of Nong Khang Airport is now 92.34% complete after being temporarily suspended in March 2020 due to financial and environmental problems.An unexpected increase in construction costs has meant the project had to wait for further approvals from the government, while the Covid-19 ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

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

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