11 June 2021

Additional funding to help Laos reach 50 percent vaccination target


Updated 12 June 2021: - Taskforce announces 11 new Covid cases
Eleven new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed on Saturday, bringing the countrywide total since March last year to 1,990, the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control told a press briefing.
The new infections were discovered after 1,842 samples were tested for the virus. ..More >>>

- Heavy rain expected until June 14
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- Laos, Chinese medics provide free cataract surgery
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- Covid cases drop as only four new infections reported  
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