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China Tries to Stop Spread of Virus But No Vaccine in Sight

BEIJING - China has locked down 10 cities out of concern about the spread of the mysterious new coronavirus, which has infected more than 880 people and killed at least 41.The all-out effort to curb the disease involves military doctors and the creatio...Read More

China Building a Hospital to Treat Virus, Expands Lockdowns

BEIJING - China is swiftly building a 1,000-bed hospital dedicated to patients infected with a new virus that has killed 26 people, sickened hundreds and prompted unprecedented lockdowns of cities during the country's most important holiday.On the eve ...Read More

Lao Government Allows Tree Felling Near Site of Dam Collapse

Authorities in Laos are allowing timber companies to fell trees in an area that was flooded after a dam collapse described as Laos' worst flooding in decades, much to the ire of residents of the formerly flooded forests.The flood occurred on July 23, 2...Read More

Enhance Human Capital and Social Investments for Demographic Dividend ...

(KPL) The Lao PDR has one of the youngest populations in Southeast Asia, with over half (50.8%) of the population being between the age of 10 and 35 years (Lao Statistics Bureau [LSB], 2015).The age structure and demographic transition presents an adva...Read More

Health urges preventive actions against Novel Coronavirus 2019

(KPL) The cabinet of the Ministry of Health has issued a notification urging relevant authorities across the country to take preventive actions against deadly Novel Coronavirus 2019. No cases have been reported in Laos.On Dec 31, 2019, WHO was informed...Read More