Lao morning news for July 8

Lao morning news for July 8
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Dengue fever cases in Laos rise
Laos reported 80 new confirmed cases of dengue fever countrywide, bringing the total number of infections to 2,564, with most of the cases occurring in Lao capital Vientiane.
— Xinhua

Over 150,000 students to sit for secondary school final exams
More than 150,000 students of state and private schools across Laos are expected to sit for secondary school final examinations for the 2019-2020 school year.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Thailand teams with Laos to stop drug trafficking
Thailand is reportedly teaming up with Laos to stop drug trafficking after drug syndicates have changed their routes from Myanmar to Laos.
— The Thaiger

Medical certificates mandatory for int’l travel
All travellers exiting Laos will be required to produce a medical certificate for their destination country to contain the spread of Covid-19.
— Vientiane Times

Lao Doctors, Nurses Demand Overtime Pay Owed For Work Containing COVID
Over 800 health-care workers in southern provinces of Laos are calling on authorities to pay them for extra hours worked this year in hospitals and quarantine centers while trying to control the spread of coronavirus, according to sources in the one-party communist state.

Scaling up comprehensive Sexuality Education for secondary, TVET students in Laos
As part of the Noi approach for empowering adolescents and young people, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the Lao PDR signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ChildFund Australia for scaling up comprehensive sexuality education for secondary and Technical, Vocational and Educational Training (TVET) students.

SIM card registration rush slows process for consumers
The large number of people rushing to register their SIM cards following a directive from the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications is affecting the operations of many service units.
— Vientiane Times

Lao and Vietnamese Leaders Discuss Post-Pandemic Cooperation
Laos and Vietnam have committed to assisting each other restore their economies and plan to reopen flights as soon as possible.
— The Laotian Times

KOICA provides COVID-19 prevention supplies to Vangvieng ethnic school
Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Office in Laos recently donated emergency supplies for the prevention of COVID-19 to the Ethnic School in Vangvieng district, Vientiane province to support students and teachers in the fight against the virus.
— Vientiane Times

China-Laos railway progresses steadily
Work on the China-Laos railway, a strategic project under the Belt and Road Initiative, is progressing steadily with work on Vientiane station commencing on Friday in the Laotian capital, despite COVID-19 challenges.
— China Daily

Laos extends sympathy over floods, landslides in Japan
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on July 6 sent a message to his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe to extend sympathy to the Japanese government and people on the losses caused by landslides and floods in the south-west region of Japan.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

4,061 Individuals Isolated Amid Covid-19 Concerns in Laos
Health officials in Laos announced on Monday that 4,061 individuals are being monitored under isolation across the country.
— The Laotian Times

Govt determined to reap benefits of climate-resilient rice research
The government will carry on cooperation with rice centres and enterprises across the country in researching climate-resilient rice varieties in response to weather extremes, which have appeared frequently in recent years.
— Vientiane Times

Govt supports grassroots participation in public service, governance reform
Authorities are promoting people’s participation in the governance of public services following feedback from a government services user survey which highlighted the need to improve services, particularly at the district level.
— Vientiane Times

Lao Red Cross, Women’s Union promote blood donations
Lao Red Cross joined hands with Lao Women’s Union and Vientiane Center to hold a blood donation drive on Tuesday as well as raise awareness about COVID-19 and dengue fever prevention.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)



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