Legal Updates for December 2020

New Notice from Prime Minister's Office on COVID-19 Reinforcement Measures

On 26 November 2020, the Prime Minister's Office issued the Notice on Additional Instructions on Reinforcement Measures for Containment, Prevention and Full Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic ("Notice"). The Notice follows the Decree of Prime Minister No. 93/PM dated 3 March 2017, the Order of the Prime Minister No. 06/PM dated 29 March 2020 which is referred to in the Notice, the report of the National Task Force Committee for Prevention and Control of COVID-19 and instruction of the Monthly Ordinary Government Meeting held on 24 November 2020.

The Notice sets out the restrictions on movement and gatherings which must be implemented during the period from 1 to 31 December 2020 to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in Lao PDR.