November 24, 2020

14 New Cases of Covid-19 Confirmed in Laos

By:  Phayboune Thanabouasy, Laotian Times, November 23, 2020

The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has announced that Laos has confirmed 14 new cases of Covid-19.

According to a statement by Lao Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Phouthone Muongpak, the 14 new cases included passengers returning from India and Russia on 20 November. All 14 individuals tested positive for Covid-19 while under quarantine in Vientiane.

November 11, 2020

Ms. Souvankham Thammavongsa becomes the 1st Lao-Canadian to win the Giller Prize 2020

Congratulations Ms. Souvankham Thammavongsa! Winner of this year's Giller Prize for her book entitled "How to pronounce Knife" published by McClelland & Stewart. She also recieves the $100,000 prize courtesy of Scotiabank.
She is the first Lao-Canadian to win this award.