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  1. The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has approved passenger tariffs for travels on the future Laos-China Railway. On November 25, the ministry issued a notification recognizing the Department of Railways' recommended ticket rate for the Laos-China Railway. Two Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) trains, as well as a normal train service with discounted rates, will be in service along the line, according to the announcement. Services will run from four major stations, stopping at five different locations. Depending on the distance, fares range from LAK 38,000
  2. Ms. Daomixay Pachansitti, Miss Grand Laos 2021, spiced up the national costume category in the Miss Grand International 2021 contest with a payapa salad-inspired outfit. The 2021 Miss Grand International national costume competition, which was televised live to viewers across the world, featured fifty-nine ensembles in front of fans yesterday evening at Bangkok's Show DC Hall. Pageant competitors' outfits were supposedly influenced by stories, folklore, festivals, and even delicacies from their own nations. The public in Laos has praised and criticized the u
  3. Today, Laos identified 1,425 cases of Covid-19 across the nation, with the virus responsible for a record number of deaths. Over the previous 24 hours, 6,513 tests were completed around the nation, with 1,425 new cases verified, according to the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control. Across the country, there were 1,424 cases of community spread and one imported case. Total Cases: Laos now has 11,853 active cases of Covid-19, with 178 confirmed deaths, and 75,163 total cases. Meanwhile, 595 people recovered and were
  4. Residents living near Phnom Penh's renowned Wat Phnom are pleading with authorities to help them deal with a swarm of monkeys that are wreaking havoc and hurting youngsters. Residents from Khan Daun Penh's Wat Phnom and Phsar Chas communes have raised their concerns. After large and apparently dangerous monkeys stormed their houses, causing fear, they expressed concern for their children's safety. Residents have warned officials that the monkey may attack individuals or cause property and goods to be destroyed. According to a resident of Phsar Chas community, some monkeys a
  5. The Phnom Penh Administration yesterday reversed its decision and reopened all high-risk activities and companies, including bars, karaoke, discotheques, and entertainment shops, just two days after stating that they would be closed for another seven days. After receiving an evaluation report from individuals appointed to evaluate the feasibility of reopening the high-risk enterprises, Phnom Penh deputy governor Keut Chhe told Khmer Times that they chose to reopen. "The interim ban was supposed to terminate on November 28th, according to the previous statement. We chose to
  6. Despite the threat of the Omicron mutation, Cambodia continues to reopen, recording low daily new COVID case counts (diagnosed by PCR test) in a historic stretch of 62 days of 'new normal' low case numbers. The official daily new COVID case count (as determined by PCR test) was 26, increasing the overall number of COVID cases to 120,160. Other statistics show that there are currently 100,333 Community Instances, with 19,827 cases being imported. The disparity between Cambodia's COVID condition and that of Thailand and Vietnam, its neighbors, is astounding.
  7. Laos' authorities have begun to address the country's high gasoline costs, which are a result of the global market's volatility. According to Lao Young Radio, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce convened a meeting with key industries yesterday to consider gasoline price adjustments in order to stay up with the volatile global oil market. Dr. Khampheng Xaysompheng, Minister of Industry and Commerce, said gasoline prices have been raised many times this year, hurting people's livelihoods as well as freight, inflation, and the cost of living. Importers have r
  8. Today, Laos has 1,291 new cases of Covid-19 across the nation. Over the previous 24 hours, 6,273 tests were completed around the nation, with 1,291 new cases verified, according to the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control. There were 1,291 community instances all around the country. New Deaths An 81-year-old man died in hospital yesterday in Kernkang Village, Thoulakhom District, Vientiane Province. He wasn't immune to Covid-19 since he hadn't been immunized. A 48-year-old lady from Tha Dindaeng Village in the Xaytha
  9. The Lao People's Democratic Republic has proposed that the two nations construct a joint border liaison team to improve information sharing and strengthen bilateral cooperation. Tea Banh, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defense, and Chansamone Chanyalath, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defense of Laos, presented the recommendation during a meeting. The meeting took place at the Friendship Building of the Office of the Council of Ministers on November 30th in the morning. The Royal Government has yet to establish border liaison teams wi
  10. The Phnom Penh Capital Administration has stated that karaoke and discotheque establishments will resume as of today. This overturns the decision made yesterday night to shutter 'high-risk' enterprises for seven days. The Phnom Penh Capital Administration has certified that the owner of the site or the owner of the karaoke bar and discotheque company must assign employees to examine the vaccination card in front of the entry and exit in compliance with the Phnom Penh Capital Administration's instructions. They must constantly follow Prime Minister Hun Sen's "3 d
  11. Cambodia has reported its lowest daily new COVID case data (diagnosed by PCR test) in an unprecedented period of 61 days of 'new normal' low case numbers while the worldwide danger of the Omicron variant looks to increase. The official daily new COVID case count (as determined by PCR test) was 22, increasing the overall number of COVID cases to 120,134. To avoid the spread of the hazardous new Omicron mutation, Cambodia has joined Singapore and Thailand in prohibiting travellers from many African nations. This novel COVID-19 strain, which is highly transmissible and
  12. Thailand has made it easier for foreign visitors to enter the country, particularly those arriving by land at the Nong Khai border post. The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) in Thailand authorized the relaxation of entrance requirements for international visitors, including returning Thais and foreign residents, yesterday. According to a press release from TAT News, the loosened limitations will make travel easier under three travel schemes, including TEST & GO, Sandbox Program, and Quarantine, starting on December 16th. Travelers will
  13. The country is on high alert for the new Omicron strain, according to the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control. The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a warning to countries about the new B1.1.529 strain of Covid-19, nicknamed "Omicron," which was first detected in South Africa on November 24. According to a statement released by the Taskforce yesterday, the new version of the virus may be far more transmissible than prior strains. According to the WHO, this variation contains a huge number of mutations, some of which are alarming,
  14. Today, 929 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Laos, with seven new deaths. Over the previous 24 hours, 5,045 tests were completed around the nation, with 929 new cases verified, according to the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control. Across the country, there were 928 cases of community spread and one imported case. Credit Source: The Laotian Times Join our 3x a week Laotian News, Travel and Expat information newsletter - Click to Subscribe Discover Cigna’s range of health insurance solutions created fo
  15. In mid-December, the Apsara Authority will hold an event called "Remembrance of Angkor," which will honor the Khmer forefathers, kings and queens who constructed the many temples in the Angkor archaeological site, as well as the individuals who struggle to maintain and conserve the ancient temples. Credit Source: Khmer Times Join our 3x a week Cambodian News, Travel and Expat information newsletter - Click to Subscribe
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