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22 September 2021

Vientiane orders closure of non-essential goods shops, supermarkets

   

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Public announcement
The Vientiane Times’ Editors Board would like to inform all readers that we will not publish a hard copy of the newspaper during the lockdown in Vientiane from September 22-30. The lockdown has been imposed to reinforce the Covid control measures laid down by the Prime Minister’s Office on September 19.
We will produce e-newspaper (PDF) and also regularly produce online news reports in Lao and English on our websites www.vientianetimes.org.la and www.vientianetimeslao.la, as well as on Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/vientianetimesonline; https://www.facebook.com/vientianetimeslao and YouTube.
Readers can catch up with the latest news through our PDF, websites, Facebook page and YouTube page. We will inform you after September 30 if there is any change in the orders issued by the government.
Together we will survive these difficult times in fighting Covid-19. Good luck and good health!

 

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