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Luang Prabang orders temporary closure of entertainment venues, karaoke parlours

Luang Prabang Provincial Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has issue a notice imposing temporary closure of entertainment venues, karaoke parlours, and bars selling alcoholic drinks across the province from Apr 4 onward.

Dated Apr 4, 2022, the notice asks Luang Prabang residents to celebrate Pi Mai in a thrifty, peaceful manner and in line with Covid-19 restrictions and fine traditions.

It urges local authorities to encourage local people to stay cautious of Covid-19 by observing on regular basis preventive measures including wearing facemasks, washing hands with soaps and hand gels, avoiding risky or crowded places, keeping social distancing of at least two metres.

Festive parties with many participants, wedding parties, and mass gatherings are banned.

It urges increased Covid-19 vaccination with urban communities and tourism-driven districts required to achieve a vaccine coverage of at least 95% of population. Those employed in services including hotels, guesthouses, car and boat rental companies, and restaurants must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

People across the province are encouraged to receive all recommended doses and booster shots of Covid-19 vaccine.

Visitors testing negative to Covid-19 using RT-PCR technique can enter the province under its green travel plan. In case they are positive to the virus, they must be quarantined for 10 days.

Source: Lao News Agency