2 June 2021

Immigration police step up screening for virus ## Thunderstorms, gusty winds forecast countrywide


- Prime Minister joins tree plantation drive
Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh joined students at the Faculty of Architecture, Lao National University, to plant 90 rosewood trees to mark National Arbour Day on June 1.
This is a part of the government’s plans to plant 35 million trees over 36,950 hectares this year and to restore up to 70 percent of its forest cover by 2025.....More >>>

- Covid taskforce announces 17 new cases
The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control on Tuesday warned the public of the continuing high risk of virus transmission among work colleagues and family members.
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- 100,620 doses of Pfizer vaccine expected soon  
Some 100,620 doses of Pfizer vaccine are expected to arrive in the coming days, according to the Centre of Information and Education for Health, Ministry of Health.
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- Thanaleng Dry Port, Vientiane Logistics Park bolster Laos’ logistics link, land-link transformation effort
Thanaleng Dry Port (TDP) and Vientiane Logistics Park (VLP) – two mega infrastructure projects - are set to significantly bolster the Lao government’s efforts to transform Laos into a logistics link and land-linked country within the region and beyond.
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- Laos steps up ambition to fight climate change
The government recently submitted its updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the United Nations, in which the government strengthens Laos’ response to the threat of climate change. According to the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), NDCs are official communications between every signatory of the Paris Agreement and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change which describe the measures a country will implement to meet the objectives of the agreement.
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- Ministry asks telecom operators to cut charges, increase internet speed
Telecom operators plan to cut the charges for voice calls by 15 percent, as well as increase internet speeds, so that people can study online and work from home more easily during the Covid-19 outbreak. The Ministry of Technology and Communications has instructed all telecommunication companies to reduce voice call charges from May 31 to June 30. The ministry has asked operators to lower their rates by 15 percent across a range of services, including monthly phone bills, prepaid phone charges, and use of home phones and cordless home phones... ...More >>>

- Immigration police step up screening for virus
The Immigration Police Department will enhance the screening of everyone entering Laos, including specialists and foreigners employed in development projects, to test for Covid-19 and ensure that all new arrivals undergo quarantine.
The move is aimed at ensuring that everyone entering Laos is tested for Covid-19, after many of the new cases of the virus were found among people arriving from other countries. The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control reported on June 1 that three more imported cases were reported in Savannakhet province and another two in Champassak province. .....More >>>

- Treatment of Covid-19 patients varies depending on individual: health expert
Health experts say the Covid-19 Treatment Guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO) are not specific about the length of time needed to treat Covid patients because treatment times vary widely depending on the general health of each patient. Deputy Director General of the Department of Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Dr Bouathep Phoumin, on Tuesday spoke to Vientiane Times about the Covid-19 Treatment Guidelines, saying that some people had only mild symptoms but remained in hospital for up to 72 days before twice testing negative for the virus and being discharged......More >>>

- Thunderstorms, gusty winds forecast countrywide
Authorities are warning of the possibility of extreme weather conditions which may cause fires, while storms could lead to the collapse of electricity poles and trees as thunderstorms, heavy rain and strong winds are forecast for the coming days.
Temperatures will continue to remain high throughout the country, with rain and thunderstorms forecast from May 31 to June 3, and thunderstorms heavy rain and strong......More >>>






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What did you do to celebrate International Children’s Day?
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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 >>>

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