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23 April 2021

Six more cases of Covid-19 bring total to 94 

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- Six more cases of Covid-19 bring total to 94 
Another six people have tested positive for Covid-19 after 758 people were tested for the virus this week, bringing the total number of known cases to 94, the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control announced on Thursday. ....More >>>

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Savannakhet provincial authorities are patrolling the border with Thailand along the Mekong River to prevent people entering Laos illegally, after a woman who contracted Covid-19 revealed she had been in contact with two Thai men who entered Savannakhet this way. The river patrols are led by the Deputy Governor of Kaysone Phomvihane city Mr Thankeo Phombida and the city’s Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control. .....More >>>

- Schools close in Vientiane, move to distance learning
The Ministry of Education and Sports has ordered the closure of public and private schools in Vientiane from April 22 to May 5 as part of efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. The move is in line with Prime Ministerial Order No. 15/PM on the Reinforcement of Measures for the Containment, Prevention, and Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The closure was ordered as the government fears a major outbreak of the virus after 28 more cases were reported on Wednesday. ....More >>>

- Phongsaly cracks down on spread of fake news on social media
Phongsaly provincial authorities will take action against anyone who uses social media to spread misinformation about Covid-19. The move comes after numerous posts this week concerning notices issued by the government and issues relating to the government and private sector proved to be false and contained misleading information. ....More >>>

- Labour minister calls for improvement of working conditions
Labour authorities say Laos has been successful in upholding the rights of workers at garment factories but there are still challenges around the working environment and lessons to be learned to improve conditions for workers. Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Mrs Baykham Khatthiya, on Tuesday met with managers and workers at factories ..More >>>

- Covid-19 taskforce sets up four testing centres
The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control is using four additional places in its efforts to identify and test people who may be infected with Covid-19, who will now be tested for the virus. The expanded checks come after a 25-year-old woman from Phonsavang village in Chanthabouly district was found to have contracted the virus and had visited numerous places in Vientiane. ....More >>>

- Xayaboury closes borders to stop spread of virus
Xayaboury has temporarily banned entry and exit within the province and has closed all border crossings from April 22 to May 5 to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The lockdown came after the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control announced on Wednesday that 28 people had tested positive for Covid-19. The province has also banned the import of seafood and all frozen food from Thailand. In addition, concerts and other events that ....More >>>

 
 

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