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28 May 2021

12 more infections raise Covid total to 1,895

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- More than 84,000 people driven into poverty due to pandemic
Statistics indicate that 84,418 people are unemployed and suffering severe financial hardship across the country as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, including many who have been laid off from jobs in other countries. The figures were obtained by village authorities after they surveyed poor and ....More >>>

- Oudomxay police seize 1 million amphetamine pills
Oudomxay provincial police last week arrested a couple after stopping their vehicle and discovering more than 1 million amphetamine pills and 48 bags of drug precursor chemicals weighing 1,200kg. A police officer in charge of drug control and supervision in Oudomxay province said the couple were detained on May 26 ...More >>>

- United States provides more equipment for Covid response
The United States on Tuesday handed over personal protective equipment and hygiene supplies worth more than 1.8 billion kip (US$203,000), as part of the United States’ ongoing Covid-19 support to Laos. The equipment and supplies were the first of two deliveries of supplies via ...More >>>

- 12 more infections raise Covid total to 1,895
The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control is urging everyone to get vaccinated against Covid-19, stressing that the vaccine provides immunity against the virus and prevents sickness and death.
The taskforce also said the vaccine lowers the risk of virus transmission from one person to another. ...More >>>

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- Ministry unveils guidelines for agricultural produce to meet target
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has unveiled guidelines to drive agricultural production in order to meet its targets and to ensure there are adequate stocks for domestic consumption amid the Covid-19 outbreak. The Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Dr Bounkhuang Khambounheuang, said on May 26 that
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- Vietnamese medical team completes Covid mission
A team of Vietnamese medical experts has ended their stay in Laos after working with Lao counterparts to respond to the Covid-19 outbreak in Vientiane and the southern provinces, according to Lao National Radio. The group arrived on May 4 and included experts in infection prevention and control, intensive care, epidemics, and lab tests.
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- Next vaccine shipment expected soon
The government is speeding up the Covid-19 vaccination programme as it now has enough vaccines for 760,000 people, while waiting for the next delivery to arrive. The next shipment is expected to arrive in June or July, according to Dr Chansay Phathammavong from the Mother and Child Health Centre.
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- Vientiane-Pakxe expressway awaiting govt approval
Construction of the Vientiane-Pakxe expressway will go ahead after the government gives the green light for the proposed route, when feasibility studies on all sections of the highway will begin. A member of the committee in charge of the Vientiane-Pakxe expressway project, Mr Kongphet Dalavone,
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Lao artists donate to fight COVID-19 pandemic
Lao artists continue to donate to help tide over the global pandemic. ...More >>>

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As the lockdown continues, schools, colleges and universities remain closed but teachers are delivering lessons through ...More >>>

9 killed in California mass shooting
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Children from around world partner in Football for Friendship

Young participants in the 9th Season of Gazprom International Children’s Social Programme Football for Friendship (F4F) have been meeting online at the International Friendship Camp in Moscow over the past two weeks.
The friendship camp involved workshops on sport topics and social cooperation.

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A new holiday gem awaits in Vangvieng
People who like to travel but who don’t want to go too far from Vientiane now have a great new opportunity for.. More >>>

President of Kowepo-Lao International Co., Ltd., Mr Kim Byung Chol (second left), and company vice president  Mr Lee Chang Suck (left) on .....More >>>