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9 June 2021

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- Laos elected Vice President of UN General Assembly
Laos was elected as one of 21 Vice Presidents for the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Monday.
The move will enable Laos to further enhance its role in the international arena and strengthen its engagement with the rest of the world.
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- Asean, China agree on aspects of future cooperation
Asean and China will enhance joint efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19 as an urgent mission, and aim to overcome post-pandemic challenges. They will also continue implementation of the Master Plan on Asean Connectivity towards 2025 (MPAC 2025), and the Fourth Action Plan on Asean Integration (4th APAI 2021-2025), and other cooperation frameworks in the long term... ....More >>>

- Concerns intensify over blood clots in Covid patients
News that a diabetic woman who contracted Covid-19 had two legs amputated last week because of blood clots has sparked further alarm about the complications that can be caused by the virus.
The 65-year-old woman had both legs amputated above the knee in order to save her life, the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control said on Tuesday. ....More >>>

- US-funded project backs nutrition research in Laos
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and the Ministry of Health have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a new project “Applied Nutrition Research Capacity Building (ANRCB)”.
This project is funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) through its LASER PULSE programme led by Purdue University...More >>>

- Ministry issues new guidance to tackle corruption, bureaucratic malpractices
Authorities have issued a new guidance to prevent officials in-charge of natural resources and environment affairs from committing corruption and bureaucratic malpractices.
The Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Mrs Bounkham Vorachit, recently signed a three-page ministerial decision to impose 16 prohibitions on the officials. ...More >>>

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- Police fine rule-breaking restaurants
Police last Sunday handed out fines to restaurants in Vientiane that were found to be serving customers after the set closing time of 10pm, allowed customers to sit inside, and were selling alcoholic drinks.
An official in charge of the operation, Lieutenant Colonel Oudone Chanthavong, said the Economic Police Department of the Vientiane Public Security Headquarters carried out checks on restaurants in Sikhottabong district on Sunday and found four that were open after 10pm.People were also gathering in numbers exceeding the amount allowed during lockdown and the restaurants were selling alcohol beverages that customers were drinking inside, also in violation of the lockdown rules.
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- Donations help university students survive hardships of lockdown
Banks, businesspeople and other groups have been helping university students to survive the lockdown while they are confined to their rented rooms and dormitories and struggling to deal with the restrictions imposed on their daily life.
Students have been unable to get access to their usual sources of income and have not been able to return to their homes in the provinces because of travel restrictions during lockdown.
Recognising the difficulties they face, the Joint Development Bank has donated 10 tonnes of rice and face masks worth more than 100 million kip for distribution to students at 10 colleges and universities in Vientiane.
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- Widespread rain forecast countrywide
Flooding and landslides are possible in all areas of the country until June 12, while thunderstorms, heavy rain and strong winds will be common, followed by higher temperatures and more rain in successive days, according to the Meteorology and Hydrology Department.
In the northeast, temperatures will range from 19-30 degrees Celsius and there will be thunderstorms and strong winds across Phongsaly and Huaphan provinces.
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- Taskforce sets conditions for entry and exit from Vientiane 
The Vientiane Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has specified the conditions under which local residents, government officials and members of organisations may enter or exit the capital from now until June 19.
Ambulances, fire engines, special vehicles, and trucks used by projects and to transport goods do not need a permit.
Diplomats and experts working for international organisations must obtain a letter from their embassy or employer explaining the reason for travel, which must be approved by the taskforce.
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