- River border patrols beefed up in Champassak, Savannakhet
Border patrols on the Mekong River are being stepped up in Champassak and Savannakhet provinces to prevent people entering Laos illegally from Thailand, after these provinces recorded a spike in Covid-19 infections.
On July 12, Champassak province recorded 43 new imported cases of the virus and Savannakhet province recorded 42 imported cases, according to the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.. ...More >>>
- Switzerland funds food provision at quarantine centres
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has provided food assistance valued at US$790,000 for migrant workers returning from neighbouring countries during their stay at quarantine centres in Laos.
The funding was agreed on Monday by SDC Mekong Region Director Jean-Francois Cuenod and Minister of Health Dr Bounfeng Phoummalaisith, who signed an agreement on the provision of food assistance.
The funds will be allocated to quarantine centres in Vientiane and the provinces of Vientiane, Xayaboury, Bokeo, Savannakhet and Champassak. ...More >>>
- Xayaboury locals get help in wake of natural disasters
The government is stepping to help people in 11 districts of Xayaboury province who have been affected by weather extremes, crop damage and the Covid-19 outbreak.
Provincial authorities have provided about 175,000kg of rice worth more than 1.6 billion kip to local families, many of whom have lost their crops to floods, drought or pest damage.
They have also handed out about 37 million kip to people affected by the Covid-19 outbreak, with the money provided by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, the Pathetlao daily newspaper reported on July 12. ...More >>>