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15 June 2021

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- 500,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine arrive from China
A shipment of another 500,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine arrived in Laos on Monday, provided by the Chinese government. This is the fifth delivery of vaccine produced by Sinopharm (China National Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd.) and will be used to vaccinate people aged 18 to 60 under the government’s National Deployment and Vaccination Plan. ..More >>>

- Villages inundated as heavy rain lashes provinces
Thousands of people in many provinces are suffering from flash floods after heavy rain in recent days has inundated their communities.
Xayaboury, Bokeo, Xieng Khuang and Vientiane provinces have all been affected by varying degrees of flooding since June 13 and 14. In northwestern Xayaboury province, . ...More >>>

- Over 5,000 UXO items destroyed in Huaphan through CAMA project
Over 5,000 UXO items have been destroyed and cleared from agriculture and infrastructure development areas through the Comprehensive Approach to Reduce the Impact of Unexploded Ordnance on Human Safety and Rural Livelihoods in Huaphan province (CAMA) project......More >>>

- State, private sectors set up joint venture dry port company to develop Lao logistics
A joint venture agreement was signed in Vientiane on June 10 to establish Thakhek Dry Port Co Ltd, which will develop “Thakhek Dry Port” as a gateway for international goods and encourage Laos to become a regional and international logistics service centre.
On behalf of the government, Lao Logistics ..More >>>

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- Australia supports Laos’ COVID-19 response
Laos’ capability to fight the second wave of the COVID-19 outbreak has enhanced after receiving medical essential from the Australian government, through its international eye health organisation - the Fred Hallows Foundation.
 The donations include protective equipment, bedsheets, and hospital beds worth 939 million kip (AUD150,000).
 The handover ceremony was presented by the Deputy Head of Mission of Australian Embassy in Laos, Ms Jane Chandler, and received by the Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Sanong Thongsana.
The event was held in Vientiane on Friday and attended by officials from both sides and related sectors.
 According to the Fred Hallows Foundation, the donations are in response to the raging cases during the second wave of COVID-19.. . ..More >>>

- Lao Red Cross appeals to govt officials to donate blood
The Lao Red Cross has called for government officials and government bodies to support the voluntary blood donation system so the National Blood Transfusion Centre can build sufficient stocks for nationwide supply.  The President of the Lao Red Cross, Associate Prof. Dr Phouthone Muongpak, held a media meeting on Friday to mark World Blood Donor Day on June 14. This year’s World Blood Donor Day is celebrated under the theme “Give blood and keep the world beating”. .....More >>>

- Authorities to quarantine close contacts of infected individuals
The Ministry of Health has decided to quarantine everyone known to have had contact with an infected person, in a bid to cut the chain of Covid-19 infections. However, health officials will make decisions on a case-by-case basis and separate people into different categories. The first group (those who have had closest contact with an infected individual) will need to spend time in a state quarantine centre or hotel arranged by the Covid-19 taskforce.
People who have separate houses or rooms with adequate facilities may self-isolate at home, but must be considered trustworthy, Director General of the Department of ...More >>>

- Lao, Cambodian leaders congratulate each other on 65 years of bilateral ties
The top leaders of Laos and Cambodia have exchanged congratulatory messages on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations.President Thongloun Sisoulith, on behalf of the people of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) and his own behalf, sent a message of congratulations to the Cambodian King, Norodom Sihamoni, on Tuesday. The two countries established diplomatic ties on June 15, 1956. The message read: “On behalf of the people of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and on my own behalf, I would like to extend my warmest congratulations and best wishes to Your Majesty and through Your Majesty to the people of Cambodia for greater success and prosperity for the cause of national development.”...More >>>

 

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