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Childcare centres, kindergartens, primary schools ordered to close

(KPL) Minister of Education and Sports Sengdeuane Lachanthaboune has issued a notice ordering the temporary closure of childcare centres, kindergartens and primary schools and learning-through-play centres nationwide between Mar 19 and Apr 21, 2020 to prevent possible outbreak of Covid-19.

Early this month Vice President Phankham Viphavanh made an announcement canceling all celebrations for days of national importance that involve mass gatherings in Vientiane Capital, and calling on Party committees and authorities at all levels to cancel all planned mass gatherings.

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the establishment of the Lao PDR, 100th birth anniversary of late President Kaysone Phomvihane, 70th anniversary of the Lao Front for National Development, and 60th anniversary of the public security forces, among others.

Covid-19 has infected more than 179,100 people and killed 7,426 people worldwide including 475 new deaths reported yesterday, according to WHO.

Source: Lao News Agency