Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) -  Authorities have advised employers in Laos should avoid hiring new foreign nationals from areas or cities where the coronavirus has been reported.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The management committee of the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone in Tonpheung district, Bokeo province, is imposing a third consecutive ban on entry to the zone.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - A rumour circulating on social media, which falsely suggested that 13 people in Saravan province had died, is fake news, authorities in the southern province have confirmed.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Health authorities have called on shopping centres, hotels and restaurants to continue to closely monitor their premises and customers in a bid to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Lao students who are currently stranded in the Chinese city of Wuhan are in good hands as they are receiving assistance from the governments of Laos and China, the Lao government has confirmed.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Huaphan province authorities may take two months to put the provincial Governor’s decision concerning the scaling down of parties, celebrations, and traditional festivities into effect.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Phu Bia Mining (PBM) contributed payments totalling US$21 million to the Lao government’s kitty in 2019.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Retailers in Vientiane are running their businesses at a loss. Their sales are dipping following the outbreak of Covid-19 and this has also resulted in the postponement of several trade fairs and exhibitions.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Many businesses engaged in tourism and related services in Laos are feeling the heat following the outbreak of the coronavirus (Covid-19). 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Ministry of Education and Sports has cancelled the National Best Student Exams for secondary school pupils to prevent the possible spread of Covid-19.