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- Pfizer vaccine will be used to protect most vulnerable
Health authorities say that people who are most likely to develop severe symptoms from Covid infection, including those over the age of 60 and people with underlying health conditions, will have access to the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. A shipment of 100,620 doses of the vaccine arrived in Laos on Monday, provided by
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- Don’t get careless about Covid, health officials warn
Health officials say people should not become complacent about the drop in the number of new Covid cases, warning that new clusters could occur if people fail to comply with virus prevention guidelines.
Addressing a press briefing on Wednesday, Deputy Director General of the
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- Temporary hospital closes as Covid cases drop
More than 1,630 people who contracted Covid-19 have been discharged from hospital and only 289 people are currently under observation or receiving treatment. Although there has been a drop in the number of Covid cases and some temporary hospitals have closed, some medical staff are being kept busy
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- Laos prohibits import, export of cattle amid disease outbreak
The Department of Livestock and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, has temporarily banned the import and export of cattle, beef, and other bovine products in order to prevent the spread of an infectious skin disease. The department issued a notice on May 31 ordering the ban, which will remain in force until the end of this month.. ...More >>>

- Laos, Thailand partner in border drug control
Neighbouring provinces of Laos and Thailand will strengthen their joint fight against the drug trade by cooperating more closely to prevent drug trafficking across their shared borders. The topic was discussed in a recent videoconference involving officials from Vientiane and Xayaboury provinces in Laos and Loei province in Thailand. ...More >>>

- Phu Bia Mining supports govt’s vaccination programme
Medical teams from Xaysomboun province’s Department of Health administered Covid-19 vaccinations to a number of Phu Bia Mining’s (PBM) workforce at its Phu Kham Copper-Gold and Ban Houayxai Gold-Silver Operations on May 25-27, according to Phu Bia Mining Teams from the province were supported by onsite PBM medical staff. ....More >>>

- Lao, Swiss Red Cross agree to continu partnership
The Swiss Red Cross has confirmed its continuing partnership with the Lao Red Cross in providing relief assistance to impoverished people in rural communities amid the Covid-19 outbreak. Swiss Red Cross Country Coordinator/Representative for the Lao PDR, Mr Jean-Marc Thome, on Tuesday met with .....More >>>

- Laos, development partners boost support for women’s rights
Laos will continue to work with its development partners including the UNFPA, as well as UN Women and CARE International, to promote gender equality and prevent violence against women. This was the message from the Chairperson of the Lao Women’s Union and Standing Deputy Chairperson of the National Commission for ....More >>>

 

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