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7 May 2021

Phongsubthavy Group presents vehicles, cash to response Covid-I9 pandimic 

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- Extended lockdown essential amid ongoing challenges: PM
Continuation of the existing tough measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak is essential, Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh has said in a clear reference to the nationwide lockdown.
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- Covid taskforce calls for full compliance with lockdown rules
The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control on Thursday urged authorities and the general public to continue to comply with the Prime Minister’s Order on virus prevention, as the total number of infections rose to 1,177.
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- Phongsubthavy Group presents vehicles, cash to response Covid-I9 pandimic 
In response to the COVID-I9 outbreak, the Phongsubthavy Group Sole Company Limited yesterday donated vehicles and 2,184 million kip to the government.
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- PM’s Office receives more donations for Covid response
The Prime Minister’s Office on Wednesday received 9 billion kip and US$88,000 from seven companies and other entities for use in the response to the Covid-19 outbreak. The cash and supplies were handed over to Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control, Prof. Dr Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune. .....More >>>

- Govt collects info on lower-income groups
Labour department officials and volunteers across the country are trying to urgently collect information from villages about the status of poor families and lower-income groups in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. If this information is collated before May 15, it would help meet the urgent needs of the poor families and measures can be taken accordingly to alleviate poverty. According to a notice issued by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare department on Wednesday, ......More >>>

- Champassak bolsters efforts to curb spread of Covid-19
Senior officials in Champassak province are stepping up efforts to contain the outbreak of Covid-19 as the number of infections continues to rise. The province reported 30 new cases on May 4, an increase of 26 compared to May 3. The Governor of Champassak province, Dr Vilayvong Boudakham, on Tuesday met with authorities in Bachiang Chaleunsouk district to discuss ways to keep ....More >>>

- Help on the way for university students during lockdown 
More than 600 university students staying in rented rooms and dormitories are set to receive assistance as they struggle to deal with the difficulties of the lockdown. The Faculty of Social Sciences at the National University of Laos has asked for contributions from staff and students to help the Faculty’s 616 students who are confined to campus and their living quarters during lockdown, which will continue until May 20. ...More >>>

- Education may suffer due to Covid outbreak: ministry 
The Covid-19 outbreak could have a deep impact on education if the current situation persists, the Ministry of Education and Sports told the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control on Wednesday. With all schools, colleges and universities closed, all teachers and students are affected and if the outbreak continues for a long period of time changes may have to be made to the examination schedule. .....More >>>

 
 

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COVID-19: Commercial bank offers to suspend repayments

Customers of some commercial banks in Laos are hopeful that they will be able to postpone their repayments to banks. They are unable to make a regular income due to the lockdown in the country.
Currently, Vientiane and other provinces are encountering difficulties after a daily surge in COVID-19 cases. This has led to a number of bank customers worried about repayments of capital, interest and other associated monetary activities.

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A representative of Sakai Mining Co., Ltd. on Wednesday gives 100 million kip to Deputy Prime Minister Prof. Dr Kikeo Khaykhamhithoune (right) to  ....More >>>