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30 March 2020

Chinese aid lands as Lao COVID-19 cases rise

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- Govt toughens virus prevention measures
The government yesterday announced to close all international checkpoints and prohibit public movement for non-essential activities for almost three weeks to control the coronavirus pandemic as fears of outbreak escalate. ... More >>>

- Vietnam to aid Laos in fight against Covid-19
The Vietnamese government has committed to stand side by side with the Lao government in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic..
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- Chinese aid lands as Lao COVID-19 cases rise
A team of Chinese doctors and medical experts along with essential supplies have arrived in Vientiane to reinforce local authorities in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as the number of Lao cases rises.
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- The Prime Minister's Order on reinforcement measures on containment, prevention and full response to the COVID-19 pandemic

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- Xekong eyes tourism development to stimulate post-virus growth
Xekong provincial officials plan to develop tourist sites in each district to lure visitors back to Laos again after authorities control Covid-19 and normalise the situation. Deputy Head of Xekong provincial Information, Culture and Tourism Department, Mr Bounthong Sidonekhong told Vientiane Times on Friday that officials will develop the tourist sites and add more activities to stimulate economic growth as well as local jobs and income. .. ... More >>>

- Govt orders get tough approach against virus pandemic
The government has ordered local authorities at all levels to strictly implement the closure of local and customary border checkpoints, calling on all sectors to participate in the fight against COVID-19... .. More >>>

- 19 percent of Xaysomboun road upgrade completed 
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- Deputy PM advises northern provinces on development, coronavirus
Deputy Prime Minister Dr Sonexay Siphandone visited Phongsaly and Luang Namtha provinces early last week to advise on development amidst the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.. ....More >>>

- Ministries partnering to support education during virus outbreak
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Champassak police arrest drug dealer, confiscate over 300 amphetamine pills

Champassak provincial police recently arrested an alleged drug dealer and confiscated 318 amphetamine pills, two mobile phones and a motorcycle from his possession. The arrested man was identified as Mr Sackpasith, 23, a resident of Xanasomboun district of Champassak.

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Central Bank steps in to help customers with payments
The Bank of the Lao PDR (BOL), the nation’s central bank, has issued a notification... More >>>

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Free vaccinations for girls
The Ministry of Health and UNICEF are offering free vaccinations for girls aged 10-14 as protection against the human papillomavirus (HPV). 
When: March 10-20
Where: Vaccinations can be had in schools, villages and local health centres.
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