4 June 2021

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- Govt bans Covid vaccines for commercial purchases
The government has banned privately-owned entities from purchasing Covid-19 vaccines with intent to sell them. Explaining the reason for the ban, Director General of the Department of Hygiene and Health Promotion under the Ministry of Health, Dr Phonepaseuth Ounaphome, told Vientiane Times on ....More >>>

- Covid taskforce urges caution even after vaccination 
The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has warned people who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 to continue to comply with virus prevention measures. The warning comes after it was found that some people who had been vaccinated had subsequently contracted the virus, ...More >>>

- Ministry cancels end-of-year school exams
Education authorities have cancelled end-of-year exams and instead will allow students who have scored an average of 5 or more in all subjects to automatically progress to a higher grade next school year.
This does not apply to students in Grade 5 of primary school and Grades 4 and 7 of secondary schools who will ...More >>>

- Huawei Launches a range of new products powered by HarmonyOS 2
Huawei launched a range of smartphones, smart watches, and tablets powered by its new HarmonyOS 2 operating system on June 3, 2021, including the HUAWEI WATCH 3 Series, and HUAWEI MatePad Pro. The company took this opportunity to ...More >>>

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- Asean, Chinese media urged to deepen cooperation
Senior officials from Asean countries and China have called for the media to play a greater role in enhancing relations and cooperation between Asean and China as the two parties enter the fourth decade of their dialogue partnership. Addressing the 2021 Asean-China Media Cooperation Forum on Wednesday, ...More >>>

- Oudomxay suspends entry to curb spread of Covid
Oudomxay authorities will not permit anyone to enter the province until June 7 except for essential purposes, while neighbouring Bokeo province will relax travel restrictions from June 5 to 18. Head of Oudomxay province’s Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control, Somchit Panyasak, ...More >>>

- Quiz marks decade of Korea-Mekong partnership
A quiz, involving thousands of participants, has reflected the growing relations and cooperation between the Mekong countries and the Republic of Korea (ROK) over the past decade. About 2,000 participants from around Laos with an average age of 23 took part in the online quiz on Saturday. Jointly organised by the Embassy of the ROK to ....More >>>

- Man kills employer after argument 
Police in Phongsaly province have arrested a man who allegedly killed his employer in a rice field in Phapounkao village, Bounneua district, after the pair got into an argument. The killing occurred on May 26 when the suspect, Mr Chasaeng, 28, used a machete to decapitate Ms Maxer, 42. ...More >>>

- Livestock department accelerates effective measures, treatment of Lumpy
Authorities from the Department of Livestock and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry are accelerating the study and measures on the effects of the number of cows infected with Lumpy skin disease and focusing on symptomatic treatment.
Cow’s skin disease has now been found in Vientiane and the provinces of Savanakhet, ....More >>>






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Markets under scrutiny in Covid crackdown
The government is keeping a close watch on Vientiane’s markets and is taking steps to reduce the risk of the Covid-19 ... More >>>

Alexandra to feature in online Asean-Japan music festival
Japanese and Asean singers are united through the call of Ryotaro Sugi for ...More >>>

Farmers prepare for wet season rice growing
The rainy season has started and farmers nationwide are now preparing themselves for wet season rice growing. ...More >>>

UNGA president pledges not to let corruption continue unchecked
UNITED NATIONS (Xinhua) -- President of the 75th session of the ... More >>>

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How are village authorities enforcing the lockdown rules?
The number of Covid infections is continuing to rise, largely because many ..More >>>

Lao athletes going for glory at Olympics
Lao athletes are preparing to compete in four sports at the Olympic Games in Japan, which are set to start on July 23. ....More >>>

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 >>>

Member of the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control and Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Savankhone Razmountry ...More >>>