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Here's a look at the news highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Tuesday (May 18)
Laos expedites Covid-19 vaccination programme as Vietnam gives further help in fight against pandemic
The Lao government is speeding up the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination program to ensure 50 percent of the Lao population is inoculated by the end of 2021.
Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh has directed authorities to seek out and acquire more Covid-19 vaccines to accelerate the country’s inoculation programme.
VIENTIANE (Xinhua): A team of Chinese medical experts has visited the northern Laos where the Covid-19 virus is ravaging, boosting Lao people's confidence to win the war against the pandemic.
Here's a look at the news highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Monday (May 17)
The Lao government has instructed authorities across the country to strictly monitor the border and record information about people entering Laos to prevent and control the spread of Covid-19.
Laos recorded another 21 cases of Covid-19 on Sunday night (May 16) but, although this number is small, authorities are concerned that a large number of people who are carrying the virus or are classified as at-risk of infection are concealing their identity.
The construction of all 67 communication towers along the China-Laos railway has been completed, marking a major progress in the project.
The Communist Party of China (CPC) has won "the Chinese people's overwhelming trust" and always put the people's interests first, former Lao Deputy Prime Minister Somsavat Lengsavad has said.