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Healthcare staff contract Covid despite being fully vaccinated


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- Laos, Vietnam strengthen digitalisation development
Laos and Vietnam have agreed to strengthen their cooperation in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and foster further development in digitalisation. An agreement was signed on Wednesday during an online meeting between Minister of Technology and Communications Prof. Dr Boviengkham Vongdara and Vietnam’s Minister of Information and Communications, Mr Nguyen Manh Hung.
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- Population policy integrated into provinces’ planning 
A policy on population has been developed as a fundamental guide for provincial authorities to understand and invest in human development in education, health, and skills development for young people. The Ministry of Planning and Investment and Borikhamxay provincial authorities, with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), on Tuesday explained the revised National Population and Development Policy to provincial officials.
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- Healthcare staff contract Covid despite being fully vaccinated
A total of 126 people have contracted Covid-19 after being fully vaccinated, but no one is known to have died due to the side effects of the vaccine, according to the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control. The taskforce announced on Wednesday that 12 healthcare workers who had been fully vaccinated had tested positive for Covid-19 in Champassak province on August 30, after experiencing mild symptoms of the virus.
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- Major state hospitals, universities on path to financial self- sufficiency
The government has given the green light to five state bodies with guaranteed income sources to pilot a scheme in financial self-sufficiency, in a bid to reduce their dependence on the state budget. The five entities concerned are the 150-bed Hospital (also known as Mittaphab Hospital), Mahosot Hospital, Setthathirath Hospital,
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Man critically injured in shooting incident
A man was shot and injured in Sibounheuang village, Chanthabouly district, Vientiane on Wednesday evening while riding his motorbike. According to a report from Vientiane Rescue 1624, the incident occurred at 8:30pm on September 1 as the man, a 45-year-old Chinese national, was returning from the ICBC bank and riding past the
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- Laos, US celebrate success in nutrition improvement
The Laos National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) has achieved good results in terms of improving nutrition under the US-Lao Comprehensive Partnership. This was the message from the Director General of the Department of Hygiene and Health Promotion, Ministry of Health, Dr Phonepaseuth Ounaphom,
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- Bokeo permits rice festival, imposes strict Covid controls
Authorities in Bokeo province will allow the annual rice festival to go ahead on Monday but will impose measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19. People taking part in almsgiving must wear face masks, wash their hands, and observe the rules on social distancing, while temples must provide hand sanitiser and face masks for devotees.
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- Laos, neighbouring countries step up fight against drugs
Laos and neighbouring countries are continuing their close cooperation and support for the fight against illicit drugs in the region, especially around the Mekong River and the Golden Triangle area through the Safe Mekong Operation and Operation Golden Triangle 1511, known as Operation 1511.
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Project aims to ease impacts of food-borne parasitic diseases
A project on Investigating and Developing Interventions to ... More >>>

Mister Model Laos-2021 to take part in international pageant
Mr Viengkham Chanthavongsa, the winner of Mister Model Laos-2021, ....More >>>

Bokeo authorities hard pressed on Covid-19 prevention
Authorities in Bokeo province are working hard on preventing Covid-19 within ....More >>>

Scientists study underwater treasures of Turkey’s Lake Salda
BURDUR (Turkey News Agency) -- Two divers in Turkey descended ... More >>>

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What should be done to prevent the theft of state property?
The theft of items such as manhole covers, streetlight cables and ...More >>>

Athletes share in spectacular Paralympic Games ceremony
Lao runner Ken Thepthida and his five trainers and assistants, along with ..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 >>>