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22 April 2021

28 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed

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- Capital reinforcement of measures designed to contain Covid 19
The government has decided to isuue the order to reinforce measures in the capital from April 22 to May 5 after another 28 people tested positive for Covid-19. .....More >>>

- Rollout of Covid-19 vaccination programme speeds up 
People in Vientiane and some provinces have now had their first and second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. More people have been going to vaccination centres around the country for vaccinations since the programme was launched in March. ....More >>>

- 28 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed
Another 28 people have tested positive for Covid-19 after 656 people were tested for the virus this week, bringing the total number of known cases to 88, the National Taskforce for Covid -19 Prevention and Control announced on Wednesday. ....More >>>

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- Laos, Mekong countries continue with cooperative development
Laos will continue cooperation with other Mekong countries to discuss principles, conduct of actions, framework of measures, policy directives and the course of actions on rural agriculture cooperatives in the region. The online Seminar on April 20 focused on the Joint Research Project Policies on Development of Rural Agriculture Cooperatives in China, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. .....More >>>

- People warned over spread of fake news on social media
The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has confirmed that a clip posted on social media saying that a child in Xieng Khuang province had tested positive for Covid-19 is false. The taskforce is urging the public to source news from official and government sources only, in a bid to stop the spread of rumours. ....More >>>

- Schools closed in virus-hit provinces
Schools in Kaysone Phomvihane district, Savannakhet province, will be closed from April 21-30 to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Schools and colleges in the district will close temporarily after a woman who recently contracted the virus spent time in Savannakhet before later testing positive. While schools are closed teachers will carry out online teaching and other forms of education, according to a news source in the province. .....More >>>

- Police seize illicit shipment of imported seafood 
Vientiane police recently seized over 2,000kg of seafood purchased from a neighbouring country, flouting the ban on the import of seafood which was introduced at the end of last year. Health authorities were concerned that seafood could be contaminated with the Covid-19 virus following an outbreak of the disease in a shrimp market in Thailand, so ..More >>>

- Internet service provider to focus on Vientiane market
Lao Asia Pacific Satellite Co., Ltd., a wireless Internet service provider, hasno plans to expand its service to the provinces, but will concentrate on the Vientiane market. The company’s Deputy Managing Director, Mr Sisan Pongnathy, told Vientiane Times on Tuesday that the company launched 4G wireless in 2019. ....More >>>

- Covid-19 taskforce shutters places visited by infected woman
The Vientiane Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has ordered the temporary closure of several places thought to be at risk of spreading the virus after two more cases of Covid-19 were confirmed on Tuesday. The closure order will remain in force until May 4. The places to be closed are the Funny 89 entertainment restaurant in Thasavang village, Xaythany district, 1111 massage parlour, and Vientiane College in Nongbone village, Xaysettha district. ....More >>>

 
 

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