2 September 2021

Covid-19 measures intensified in 15-day extension


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- Lumpy skin disease outbreak reported in Attapeu
The outbreak of lumpy skin disease in cattle is continuing, with Attapeu province recently reporting that 4,300 cattle had developed the viral infection. Deputy Director of the Attapeu Provincial Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Mr Phetthanongsack Khamphounvong, said the province has recorded the largest outbreak of the disease, with more than 4,300 animals falling sick. So far, more than 380 have been cured, 60 have died, and some animals are being treated.
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- Technical and financial assistance essential for LDCs: Minister
Least developed countries (LDCs) require technical and financial assistance and help from other nations to develop human resources so that they can overcome key challenges. This was one of the messages delivered by the Lao Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Saleumxay Kommasith, at the High-Level Regional Review of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA) for least developed countries, which is being held during August 30-September 2.
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- Covid-19 measures intensified in 15-day extension
The government has extended Covid-19 prevention and control measures for another 15 days until September 15, with some measures being strengthened. The Prime Minister’s Office on Tuesday issued a notice to extend and reinforce the virus control measures. Meetings, training courses and other activities including traditional and ritual events involving more than 20 people are prohibited. In essential cases, permission must be given by a Covid-19 taskforce before such events are organised.
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- Government, IOM strengthen cooperation on migration
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Lao government on Wednesday signed a cooperation agreement to further strengthen cooperation and good relations between the two parties. The agreement was signed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Vientiane. ...More >>>

Lockdowns ordered in Khammuan, Bokeo and Attapeu
Travel into and out of Khammuan province and the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone in Tonpheung district, Bokeo province, has been banned until September 13, following a rise in the number of locally-transmitted Covid infections. Elsewhere, Attapeu authorities have ordered a lockdown until September 15 to slow the spread of the virus. ....More >>>

- Drug dispute is likely reason for man’s murder, police say
Police believe that a 26-year-old man who was shot to death in his car in Nongnieng village, Xaysettha district, Vientiane on Sunday was killed because of a dispute with his drug dealing associates. Drugs and several weapons were found inside the man’s bullet-ridden car. ....More >>>

- Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia boost cooperation in state auditing 
State audit officials from Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia have successfully cooperated in the sharing of professional knowledge and experiences, aiming to ensure transparency in auditing and develop a basis for measuring audit performance. President of Laos’ State Audit Organisation, Mr Malaythong Kommasith, .....More >>>

- Students continue distance learning to achieve learning goals 
The Ministry of Education and Sports has advised education institutions to continue with online studies during Covid outbreak so that students can keep up with the syllabus and achieve learning goals. Administrators of schools, colleges and universities in Vientiane and several provinces are preparing to .....More >>>

- More than 4 million people vaccinated against Covid 
More than 4 million people have now had either one or two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, taking Laos a step closer to meeting the target to vaccinate 50 percent of the adult population by the end of this year. As of August 29, nationwide 2,420,333 people had received a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and 1,784,707 people had been given two doses. .....More >>>

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Culture is the bedrock of the nation
Vientiane Times is publishing a series of articles on cultural affairs in line with the Party Central Politburo’s Resolution to bolster the Party’s leadership in cultural matters.

Culture comprises physical and intellectual attributes and values that have been created by humans throughout each stage of the evolutionary process and reflect the birth, stability and growth of human society.

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Athletes share in spectacular Paralympic Games ceremony
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