20 July 2021

Minister of Technology and Communications visits Huawei Lao office ## Covid-19 precautions to be taken at national school exams


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- Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine delivered to Laos
Laos on Monday received more than one million doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine donated by the United States (US) government.
The 1,008,000 doses were donated through the COVAX Facility a partnership co-led by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the World Health Organisation (WHO), with UNICEF as the key delivery partner. An official handover ceremony took place at Wattay International Airport following the arrival of the vaccines on Friday.. ...More >>>

- Covid restrictions extended, some lifted to ease economic impacts
The surge in imported cases of Covid-19 has prompted the government to extend the virus control measures outlined in Prime Ministerial Order No. 15 for another 15 days until August 3. However, some restrictions have been lifted to minimise the impacts on the economy and people’s livelihoods..... ...More >>>

- Covid-19 precautions to be taken at national school exams
In line with the precautionary Covid-19 measures, the examination organising committees have increased exam centres with social distancing for the upcoming national school final examinations.
Exam centres for Grade 4 at lower secondary school final exams are expected to increase from 588 centres in 2020 to 650 centres with...More >>>

- Minister of Technology and Communications visits Huawei Lao office
Minister of Technology and Communications Prof. Dr Boviengkham Vongdara and his delegation last week visited Huawei Lao to give guidance on the company’s work.
On this occasion, the CEO of Huawei Laos, Mr Hu Weihua, welcomed and reported on the business performance of Huawei Global and Huawei Laos, and addressed the vision of accelerated Digital Laos with ICT as Priority, which includes E-government, Digital customs, Digital tax and Intelligent education.. ....More >>>


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- Minor earthquakes recorded in northern provinces
Earthquake monitoring stations have recorded minor quakes in the northern provinces this year, but these were small events and no damage was caused. An earthquake measuring 2.3 on the Richter scale was recorded in Ngeun district, Xayaboury province, at 5:55 am on July 19, but this was small and no ... ...More >>>

- Laos accelerates promotion of agriculture production
The Ministry of agriculture and Forestry has recently accelerated the implementation of plans which focus on promoting agricultural production and services to replace imports. Authorities in the sector on July 16 ....More >>>

- Laos records 114 new cases of Covid-19
The government on Monday extended the partial nationwide lockdown by another two weeks after 114 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded, all of which were imported. A total of 3,540 Covid-19 cases have now been recorded to date, although there were no reports of locally-transmitted cases on Monday. ....More >>>

- Provinces beef up restrictions in high-risk areas
Champassak, Savannakhet and Saravan provincial authorities are introducing new measures in areas considered to be at high risk of spreading Covid-19. ...More >>>

- Johnson & Johnson vaccine rollout planned for next week
Health workers plan to begin administering the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine next week after more than 1 million doses arrived in Vientiane on Friday evening, according to Centre of Information and Education for Health ...More >>>

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LCB’s depositors to be repaid
Officials of the Bank of Lao PDR (BOL) have confirmed that customers or depositors of the Lao Construction Bank Limited (LCB) will be repaid once data of the bank’s depositors are provided.
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Personality development course big hit with youth
Lao entertainment industry is expanding at a fast pace and is now ...More >>>

People enjoy harvesting snails
The rainy season is here and it is the right time for people in Laos, especially those living near the rice fields, or rivers and lakes to harvest snails. Lao people have a tradition of searching for snails in the rainy season. The snails are found in ponds naturally. ....More >>>

Japan’s Narita, Haneda airports start facial recognition in full scale
CHIBA, Japan (Kyodo) -- Japan’s Narita and Haneda airports started Monday the use of facial recognition on a full scale, allowing international travelers to check in baggage and pass security checkpoints ...... More >>>

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How can we enhance the role of women in society?
The government is working to promote gender equality by encouraging....More >>>

Lao athletes arrive in Tokyo ahead of Olympic Games
Lao athletes are now housed in the Olympic Village after they...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 >>>