- 93 more cases of Covid-19 confirmed
An additional 93 people have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of known cases in Laos to 604. The positive test results were obtained when 3,055 samples were tested on April 27, according to the .....More >>>
- Immigration department suspends penalties for returning Lao migrants
All Lao nationals wishing to return to Laos from Thailand, including those who have been working there illegally, are being encouraged to enter at official border crossings without fear of being fined. The move is aimed at ensuring that everyone entering Laos passes through immigration channels and undergoes screening for Covid-19, instead of entering at unmanned crossings and avoiding virus checks and quarantine. ....More >>>
- Govt outlines battle against drug trafficking
The government has decided to incorporate the drug problem into the national agenda after learning that drugs are destroying the future of young people and the nation. Despite great attempts by all sectors of society, drug use and trafficking is escalating annually, according to a recent government report.
The government’s monthly cabinet meeting has agreed in principle to the measures enshrined in the national programme to address the drug problem from now until 2025. ....More >>>
-Police take Covid prevention campaign to the streets
Vientiane police are taking to the streets to ensure everyone is complying with the Prime Minister’s Order on the enforcement of measures to contain the Covid-19 outbreak. Police station 1191, situated in Beungkhayong village, Sisattanak district, on Tuesday sent its officers out in vehicles to inform the public about the spread of the virus and urge them to comply with government guidelines on the wearing of face masks and social distancing. ....More >>>
-Students begin online classes during lockdown
Students in Vientiane and some of the provinces are now taking classes online after all places of education were closed at the start of the ongoing lockdown. Teachers are also using social media apps to contact their students and support them in their studies.
Online learning aims to lessen the risk of Covid-19 infection and soften the impact of school closures on affected students, allowing them to stay on track with the curriculum. ...More >>>
-Provinces lock down as Covid-19 spreads
Huaphan, Xaysomboun and Attapeu provinces have all imposed lockdowns to curb the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak, although no cases of the virus have been identified in these provinces. Huaphan province announced a lockdown from 28 April to May 5. This applies to everyone except for those who have to leave their homes for essential reasons, include going to a hospital. Drivers of vehicles bringing in goods and anyone entering the province must get .....More >>>