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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

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

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

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

Activists Protest Laos’ Rights Record at UN Meeting in Geneva

Dozens of human rights activists held protests Tuesday in front of the headquarters of the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHCR) as the council conducted Laos' Universal Periodic Review (UPR) meeting in Geneva.Led by the Germany-based Alliance for Democrac...Read More