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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

Vientiane Enters Lockdown Following Covid-19 Outbreak

The Prime Minister of Laos has ordered a 14-day lockdown for Vientiane Capital in the wake of a surge of coronavirus cases, while other provinces are urged to consider intensifying prevention measures.The nation’s capital announced over twenty new cases of Covid-19 today following an outbreak believed ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

WFP provides US$1 million to feed returning migrant workers

The World Food Programme (WFP) has committed US$1 million to the Ministry of Health for the provision of meals to returning migrant labourers temporarily housed in quarantine centres in Vientiane, Bokeo, Savannakhet, Champassak and Xayaboury provinces. Returning migrant workers staying in state-run quarantine centres will ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Gov’t expands target group for Covid-19 vaccination

The government has expanded the target group for Covid-19 vaccination to include people working in transport, tourism, and banking industries, wholesalers and resellers, shop assistants, teachers, and public utility workers, according to the Hygiene and Health Promotion Department, Ministry of Health.Keep reading  ...

KPL

Govt bans public events over Lao New Year

All public events are banned over the Lao New Year holiday from April 14-16 as part of the government’s continuing measures to keep Covid-19 in check. Activities banned over the New Year include cultural performances, concerts, Miss Lao New Year beauty contests and processions, and street ...

Somsack Pongkhao

COVID-19 Vaccines Shipped by COVAX Facility Arrive in Laos

Laos today received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine doses through the COVAX facility, a partnership between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and the World Health Organisation (WHO). Keep reading  ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Green Investments, Revenue Mobilization, Big Data Key to Southeast Asia’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery

“As countries slowly begin to emerge from the devastating health and economic impacts of the pandemic, we now stand at a critical juncture. The pandemic offers us a unique opportunity to rebuild for a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable recovery,” said Mr. Asakawa at the ...

KPL

63,000 Unemployed in Laos During Covid-19 Pandemic

Laos has an estimated 63,000 unemployed, including those already in the country and migrant workers who have returned to Laos due to the Covid-19 pandemic.According to a report by the KPL, the unemployment rate in Laos is expected to increase by 20 percent.Head of the Employment Promotion ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Over 2,000 people being isolated over Covid-19 concerns in Laos

The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control of Laos has announced that it has been monitoring 2,212 people across Laos.Some 2,212 people have been quarantined at 31 accommodation centers across the country, Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control under ...

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