Legal Updates for April 2021

New Order on Reinforcement Measures on Prevention, Containment and Full Response to COVID-19

On 21 April 2021, the Prime Minister issued the Order on Reinforcement Measures for Prevention, Containment and Full Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic ("Order"). The Order sets out various instructions which must be implemented during the period from 22 April 2021 to 5 May 2021 to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in Lao PDR.

All ministries, central and local administrative authorities are instructed to redouble their efforts to raise public awareness about the harmfulness of COVID-19 and the ways to prevent, contain and respond to this virus, and to step-up measures on the prevention, containment and response to the outbreak of the virus in order to protect the good health and lives of the Lao people and foreigners living in Lao PDR.