Disasters

Pandemics

Laos PM orders vaccination programme accelerated, expanded

Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh has instructed authorities in charge to continue with the vaccination of target groups and to offer the vaccine to all other citizens, so that the target could be reached or even exceeded. The premier made the call in a statement issued on ...

Cambodia border, Mekong Delta named 'hotspots' for possible Covid-19 outbreak

Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long warned the risk of a new Covid-19 outbreak in Vietnam was “very high” amid a significant surge in community transmissions from neighboring countries. Long told an online meeting Friday the southwest border with Cambodia and southwestern provinces of the country, better ...

Le An

Laos Only ASEAN Country With Zero Covid Deaths

Laos has become the only country in ASEAN with zero deaths attributed to the Covid-19 coronavirus. Until last week, Cambodia and Laos had each recorded zero deaths from the Coronavirus, despite differing strategies for Covid prevention and control. Cambodia suffered its first death from Covid-19 last Thursday ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

63,000 Unemployed in Laos During Covid-19 Pandemic

Laos has an estimated 63,000 unemployed, including those already in the country and migrant workers who have returned to Laos due to the Covid-19 pandemic. According to a report by the KPL, the unemployment rate in Laos is expected to increase by 20 percent. Head of the Employment Promotion ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

1,790 health professionals in Bangkok get vaccinated

Nearly 1,800 health professionals working in six districts that have high risk of infection have been inoculated with the Covid-19 vaccine since March 1, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) reported on Friday. The BMA has provided inoculation to 1,790 healthcare personnel through 13 private hospitals, three ...

Mekong Nations Count Cost of Pandemic

For Bernard Kervyn, the pandemic has made poverty alleviation an even more challenging task in countries along the Mekong River. Kervyn, regional director in Vietnam and Cambodia for the nonprofit organization Mekong Plus, said the outbreak has led to a 30 percent rise in the number ...

YANG HAN in Hong Kong

Sand beach in Mekong River reopens, brings local economy to life

A popular sandy beach on an island in the Mekong River has been reopened to visitors, to the delight of local businesses, after being closed since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic last year. The reopening last week of Had Hae beach, in tambon Nam Kam, ...

PATTANAPONG SRIPIACHAI

Cambodia’s COVID-19 migrant cluster infections rises to 82 along, along with one imported cases, tally now 458

Cambodia this morning recorded two new positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Among the two, one of them is a migrant worker returning from Thailand on 15 January 2021 and was tested positive. The victim is a 26-year-old  male from  Sleng village, Sranol commune, Kralanh district, ...

Asean nations urged to bolster response to pandemic

Laos has pushed for the relevant bodies in Asean countries to accelerate implementation of the Asean initiative to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic and keep the virus in check. Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Saleumxay Kommasith delivered the message on Thursday when he headed a Lao ...

Times Reporters

Myanmar Closes Eight Temporary COVID-19 Hospitals in Yangon

Yangon has closed eight temporary hospitals, out of 15, as the number of COVID-19 cases drops in the city. In mid-September, Myanmar rapidly opened temporary hospitals and converted public housing into COVID-19 hospitals in Yangon as up to 1,900 cases were reported per day. Myanmar opened about ...

ZAW ZAW HTWE

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