15 July 2021

Second doses of Pfizer, Sinopharm vaccines available from today


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- Asean, US deepen cooperation to battle Covid-19
The United States and Asean leaders have agreed to strengthen their cooperation to counter the Covid-19 pandemic and recover their economies post-pandemic.
Leaders from the 10-nation bloc and the US held a virtual special foreign ministerial meeting on Wednesday, co-chaired by Lao Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Saleumxay Kommasith and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The two sides agreed to deepen their collaboration in key priority areas, particularly the joint battle against the Covid-19 epidemic through the exchange of information and ....More >>>

- Savannakhet gets tough on Covid rule breakers 
Savannakhet provincial authorities will hand out fines ranging from 10-30 million kip to individuals or businesses found to be breaking the rules on Covid-19 prevention.
In particular, authorities will target entertainment venues such as karaoke clubs and bars, as well as massages parlours, snooker clubs, gaming shops, and internet cafés.
Savannakhet Administration Office on July 12 ordered strict enforcement of the virus prevention measures and will take legal action against and fine those who flout the restrictions imposed. ...More >>>

- Second doses of Pfizer, Sinopharm vaccines available from today
Health workers will begin providing second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines on Thursday as part of the immunisation campaign to vaccinate 50 percent of the population by the end of this year. The vaccination programme is a large part of Covid-19 prevention and control measures introduced by authorities to prevent the spread of the virus. The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control announced on July 14 that the Mother and Child Health Centre has been authorised to administer the Pfizer and ....More >>>


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- No fines for returning migrant workers, immigration department reaffirms
The Department of Immigration is partnering with counterpart officials in Thailand to arrange for returning Lao nationals to pass through immigration checkpoints freely, without being fined for immigration offences. An official from the Department of Immigration, Ministry of Public Security, told Vientiane Times that ....More >>>

- New UN framework finalised
The recently finalised United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework will be submitted to the Lao government for formal approval. The new cooperation framework will guide the work of all UN agencies in Laos during 2022-2026 in line with the world body’s reformed development system, according to the UN. ...More >>>

- Flooding, landslides possible in northern provinces
Flooding and landslides may occur in some parts of the northern provinces from July 14-20, while thunderstorms, heavy rain and wind gusts will be experienced throughout the country, according to the latest weather update from the Meteorology and Hydrology Department. .....More >>>

- Final year school exams postponed until August 
Final year exams in primary and secondary schools have been postponed until August, while more than 280,000 students are waiting to take exams following disruption to education due to the Covid outbreak. A total of 134,050 Grade 5 students at primary schools nationwide are expected to sit final exams this year, according to the ...More >>>

-  Health sector should provide information on women’s rights
Health officials and the local media countrywide need to continue their efforts to provide more information to local communities on protecting reproductive health and rights of all people. These efforts should also target women’s groups so that they can access sanitary education and improve their economic prospects. ..More >>>

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Commerce Ministry allocates funds  to promote MSMEs, SMEs 
The Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SMEs) Promotion Department ... More >>>

Lao dance group wins silver in K-Pop cover challenge
Lao dance crew Blacklist now have a collection of silver medals to show off ...More >>>

Children spend holiday helping parents with house work and farming activities
Most of the children in Laos are now on school holiday after their final ....More >>>

Aviation sector eyes recovery in 2023-24
HANOI (Vietnam News/ANN) -- Vietnam’s aviation market is hoped to recover in 2023-24, according to a Vietnam Airlines’ ..... More >>>

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What should be done to stop illegal smuggling of goods?
A large number of Lao businesses that produce goods for the domestic ...More >>>

Lao runner aiming to set new record at Paralympic Games
Disabled Lao male runner Ken Thepthida will try to better his record in the .. ...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 >>>