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Noncommunicable Diseases Responsible For 45 Percent Of Deaths In Laos

Four noncommunicable diseases – cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – claim 30,000 lives annually and are responsible for 45 percent of all deaths in Laos

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Vientiane City At High Risk Of Widespread Dengue Outbreak

On August 7, the Centre of Information and Education for Health, under the Ministry of Health, reported that 15,661 people had contracted dengue fever so far this year and 16 people are known to have died from the virus.

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Laos To Benefit As Pfizer Slashes Drug Prices For Poorest Nations

Pfizer Inc plans to sell its entire portfolio of brand-name drugs at cost in as many as 45 lower-income countries, including Cambodia and Laos, one of the most comprehensive and ambitious drug-access programmes ever announced by a large pharmaceutical manufacturer.

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Covid-19 Cases In Laos Surpass 200,000 But Infections Are On A Downward Trend Despite Festive Season

The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control reported in an announcement yesterday that the Covid-19 situation had not been dramatically affected by new year celebrations.

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Laos’ Health Ministry To Roll Out Second Round Of Covid-19 Booster Shots

Fourth Covid-19 vaccinations will be offered to frontline workers, people with immunodeficiency or chronic disease, and people over the age of 60.

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Laos Records First Locally-Transmitted Case Of Omicron

The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has warned the public to be vigilant following the identification of the first locally-transmitted case of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in Borikhamxay province.

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Schools Prepare To Resume Face-To-Face Classes

Education authorities are assessing the readiness of schools in Vientiane to restart face-to-face classes in Grade 5 of primary schools and Grades 4 and 7 of secondary schools following months of closure due to the Covid outbreak.

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S. Korea’s EDCF Funds The Construction Of UHS Hospital In Laos With Consultancy Support From SNUH

The new hospital will enhance Laos’ health and medical environment as well as provide professional training and health research.

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Airport Staff Prepare For Arrival Of First Tourists

The government is preparing Covid control measures to be put into practice when the country reopens to tourists on January 1, as well as readying designated travel zones for visitors.

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Thai-Lao Bridge In Nong Khai Remains Closed Over Omicron Fears

A plan to reopen an international bridge linking Thailand and Laos in Nong Khai has been deferred indefinitely as the Thai government tightens measures to curb the spread of the fast-growing Omicron variant.

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Govt To Open Doors To Visitors From 17 Countries

Travel destinations will be limited because of the difficulties involved in opening up the whole of the country while Covid control measures are in place.

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Thailand To Open Nong Khai Land Border With Laos

Travellers will be allowed to enter by land (at Nong Khai’s border checkpoint, starting 24 December, 2021), air and sea provided that they meet the vaccination and testing requirements.

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Lao Manufacturer To Make Molnupravir For Covid Treatment

The Ministry of Health has given approval for State Enterprise Pharmaceutical Factory No. 3 to produce molnupiravir, an oral medication used in the treatment of Covid-19. 

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LaoSafe To Drive Improvements In Health And Hygiene Practices

LaoSafe comprises a series of health and hygiene standards for different subsectors of the tourism and hospitality industry

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Laos Could Lose Millions With Closure Of Boten Border Crossing

Laos may lose millions of dollars from lost exports to China now that Chinese authorities have closed the Boten International Checkpoint, a major travel and trade route between the two countries.

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Govt Extends Covid Controls But Keen To Open Schools, Factories

The government has in general extended Covid-19 control measures for another 15 days but has lifted some restrictions in order to ease the economic impacts, such as the reopening of more schools and factories.

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Police Detain 32 People For Breaking Lockdown Rules

A team of commando police have detained 32 youngsters after they were found drinking and taking drugs at a hotel in Phonsinuan village, Sisattanak district, Vientiane, in blatant violation of the lockdown rules.

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Covid-19 Approaches Large-Scale Community Outbreak: Health Minister

Outbreaks of Covid-19 in some parts of the country are approaching large-scale community transmission, technically known as Level III, Minister of Health Prof. Dr Bounfeng Phommalaysith has warned.

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Vientiane Orders Closure Of Non-Essential Goods Shops, Supermarkets

Vientiane authorities have ordered shops and markets that sell items that are not absolutely essential to close until September 30, as an additional measure to contain the Covid-19 outbreak.

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More Than Two Million Doses Of Covid Vaccine To Arrive This Year

Laos will receive another 2,434,580 doses of Covid-19 vaccine from the Chinese and Australian governments as well as the private sector this year

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Land, Air Travel Suspended To Comply With Covid Restrictions

Passengers on public transport, whether wanting to travel by road or air from or to Vientiane, will have to wait another 11 days after city authorities announced a lockdown on Sunday.

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Changes in Client Service due to COVID-19: Notice to Our Clients

Based on the the latest rules issued by the Prime Minister and to help minimize the spread of the virus, we are implementing more components of our Business Continuity Plan to assist in the containment of the coronavirus and help protect us all.

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Authorities Fear Major Outbreak Of Delta Variant

Locally-transmitted cases of Covid-19 are on the rise in Vientiane and other provinces, sparking fears that this could cause a major community outbreak as most cases involve the highly contagious Delta variant.

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Widespread Outbreak Expected In Champassak As Delta Variant Reported

Champassak province is facing an outbreak of Covid-19 in Pathoumphon district, which is expected to be more severe than the first outbreak in Pakxe city because the new cases involve the Delta variant of the virus.

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Attapeu, Champassak Order Local Lockdowns After Spike In Covid Cases

Authorities in Champassak and Attapeu provinces have ordered lockdowns to stem the spread of Covid-19 outbreak after locally-transmitted infections were reported.

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Laos To Get 1.4 million Doses Of Covid Vaccine In Coming Weeks

China and the United Kingdom will provide Laos with more than 1.4 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines in coming week or weeks, the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control said on Tuesday.

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More Workers Needed For Lao Garment Industry

The garment industry in Laos requires more workers, both skilled and unskilled, with almost all garment factories in Vientiane now reopening as lockdown restrictions are lifted.

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Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine Delivered To Laos

Laos on Monday received more than one million doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine donated by the United States (US) government.

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Covid Restrictions Extended, Some Lifted To Ease Economic Impacts

The surge in imported cases of Covid-19 has prompted the government to extend the virus control measures outlined in Prime Ministerial Order No. 15 for another 15 days until August 3.

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Second Doses Of Pfizer, Sinopharm Vaccines Available From Today

Health workers will begin providing second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines on Thursday as part of the immunisation campaign to vaccinate 50 percent of the population by the end of this year.

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Laos To Get 1 Million Doses Of Covid-19 Vaccine On Thursday

One million doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine are set to reach Laos on July 15, giving a boost to the government’s efforts to protect people from the Covid-19.

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