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27 April 2021

Govt orders preparations for worsening Covid scenario ## Lead the battle against coronavirus as in wartime, Party committees ordered

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- Sports stadium to become makeshift hospital as virus cases surge
Temporary hospitals opened in Vientiane on Monday to accommodate Covid-19 patients amid a surge in new cases, while authorities insist that there are sufficient hospital beds.
The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control informed the media about the latest developments on Monday......More >>>

- Blood Transfusion Centre issues appeal for donors
The National Blood Transfusion Centre, run by the Lao Red Cross, is calling on members of the public to give blood urgently, saying it is needed for the treatment of Covid-19 at hospitals around the country.
The centre issued an appeal on Friday, stating that supplies of blood are running low and stocks need to be replenished.....More >>>

- Lead the battle against coronavirus as in wartime, Party committees ordered
Party committees at all levels have been told to give guidance and command the fight against Covid-19 as if it were a war situation, to counter the surge in infections......More >>>

- Govt orders preparations for worsening Covid scenario
The government has instructed the relevant authorities to review and draw up plans of the essentials they need to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak as the number of cases continues to rise.....More >>>

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Ministry urges returning workers to enter at official border crossings
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- Covid-19 vaccination programme makes good progress
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- Asean leaders pledge robust response to Covid-19 pandemic
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