- GX Foundation provides medical supplies for Covid response
The GX Foundation on Friday provided medical supplies worth more than US$1 million to support Laos’ response to the Covid-19 outbreak.
The supplies included personal protective equipment for medical staff including gloves, glasses, face shields and masks.
The supplies were presented to Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control, Professor Dr Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune, by the President of the GX Foundation, Mr Liang Zhenying.
Dr Kikeo said the donated items were greatly appreciated and essential to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and would protect healthcare staff during the course of their work. ..More >>>
- Mass rollout of Pfizer vaccine to begin next week
Healthcare workers in Vientiane will begin administering the first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to target groups starting on June 16.
The move is part of government efforts to expedite the vaccination programme and immunise 3.7 million people, or 50 percent of the total population, by the end of this year. Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control under the Ministry of Health, Dr Sisavath Soutthaniraxay, told a press conference on Saturday that the Pfizer vaccine will be given to 50,300 people over the age of 60 and with underlying health conditions. ....More >>>
- Lockdown extended for 15 days, some restrictions lifted
The government has extended the lockdown for another 15 days until June 19, with restrictions to continue in areas of infection known as red zones, while some virus control measures have been eased.
The Prime Minister’s Office on Friday ....More >>>
- Nam Ou River Basin Power Company hands over drinking water purification project to Hatkeep villagers
Nam Ou River Basin Power Co., Ltd. has handed over a drinking water demonstration project to Hatkeep village in Ngoi district, Luang Prabang province, to help local villagers access clean and safe drinking water.
The handover ceremony of the project took place on May 27 in the village, downstream of the Nam Ou 2 Hydropower Station. ...More >>>