Laos: September 2021
The pandemic is worse now in Laos, so the country is still on lock-down. There are now 296 villages designated as red zones around the country, over 39 districts, across ten provinces. In Vientiane Capital, there are 172 red zone villages across eight districts. “Red zones” include villages with one case of unknown origin or a cluster of 2 or more cases within the last 14 days. Since there are many people in our village who have gotten the virus, our village is now one of these "red zones". The local authority made a confining center in our village, so Lao CCI and a team of church volunteers help them by cooking lunch and giving financial aid.