10 June 2021

Efficiency of Covid-19 vaccines less important than effectiveness, says researcher


- Korea provides medical equipment for response to Covid-19
The government of the Republic of Korea has provided walk-through virus test booths and a range of essential medical equipment worth US$1 million to support the government’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak. The donated items were handed over at the Ministry of Health on June 8 in
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- Lao Airlines, bus companies delay resumption of services
Vientiane’s Northern Bus Station has closed again after a failed attempt to run bus services because most passengers had not had two doses of Covid-19 vaccine at least a month prior to travel.
Bus station director Ms Chithpasong Luangdethmixay told Vientiane Times that the station would continue to
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- Efficiency of Covid-19 vaccines less important than effectiveness, says researcher
All types of Covid-19 vaccines being administered in Laos are safe and effective if people receive two doses of them, a senior medical expert has said. The Vice President of the University of Health Sciences, Dr Mayfong Mayxay,
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- Govt speeds up post-flood recovery in Attapeu
The government is proceeding with recovery efforts in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province following the catastrophic flood that occurred in 2018. The developers of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower dam are continuing to pay compensation for the damage caused and to finance recovery efforts.
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- Luang Prabang fish deaths not caused by chemical contamination: district officials
Fish deaths were reported in the Nambak River in Luang Prabang province at the end of May and beginning of June, with the cause attributed to an increase in the temperature of the water, a senior official has said. The fish did not die because of chemical contamination as some had doubted,
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- Asean nations boost efforts to help unemployed amid pandemic
Labour authorities estimate that nearly 114,000 people are unemployed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and 130,000 migrant workers have returned from jobs in countries that closed factories and businesses. This information was relayed by Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Mrs Baykham Kattiya,
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- Laos works with partners to boost ecosystem restoration 
Laos is cooperating with development partners and implementing strategies to restore the country’s ecosystem through the efficient use of natural resources and environment-friendly initiatives for social and economic development. The Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Mrs Bounkham Vorachit,
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- More than 100 cattle die from lumpy skin disease
At least 100 cattle and buffaloes have died from lumpy skin disease in 126 villages in seven provinces, according to the Department of Livestock and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. Lumpy skin disease is a viral infection that affects cattle but cannot be transmitted to humans.
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