4 January 2022

Lao factory producing Molacovir for treatment of Covid patients

More Covid vaccine arrives, donated by Australia
The Australian government has donated more than 900,000 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to Laos through the COVAX Facility, with the shipment arriving at Wattay International Airport on Sunday.
The vaccine will be used to immunise children aged 12 to 17 in the hope that schools can soon reopen safely, giving further impetus to the government’s National Deployment and Vaccination Plan. . ....More >>>

Khammuan inks deal for landfill site
Khammuan authorities have given the green light to local companies to create a landfill site in Thakhaek district at a cost of more than US$3.5 million, according to the Khammuan newspaper
An agreement on the project was signed recently by the provincial Public Works and Transport Department and the contracting companies.
The contract will mainly cover environmental health and safety, construction of buildings for the office and waste pickers, a workshop for vehicles, recycling areas, cells, an access road to the landfill, an inner road at the landfill, a road inside the cells, installation of specialised material such as HDPE liner and HDPE pipe, treatment of hazardous waste, and creation of waste water treatment ponds. ...More >>>

- Lao factory producing Molacovir for treatment of Covid patients
State Enterprise Pharmaceutical Factory No. 3 in Vientiane is manufacturing a revolutionary new drug named Molacovir for use in the early stages of Covid-19.
The drug is administered orally and under Lao copyright is known as Molacovir.
The new drug formula was first used in the treatment of influenza and was developed by scientists at Emory University in the United States.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved molnupiravir for use in the early treatment of Covid-19 patients, raising confidence in the future reduction of the high mortality rate from the virus. . ...More >>>

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- Russian scholarships to becom
e available later this month 
The application process for Russian scholarships this year has been postponed until January 28, when applicants can register on the website
Details of the scholarship are provided by the Russian Scientific and Cultural Centre in Phonxay village, Xaysettha district, Vientiane, and can be obtained by calling phone numbers 021 453054 or 020 52024881. Every year, the government of the Russian Federation provides scholarships for Lao students and government officials to study for degrees at Russian universities. ...More >>>

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