Lao morning news for April 13

Lao morning news for April 13

Lao PDR morning newsCovid-19 cases reach 19
The Covid-19 Taskforce confirmed one more case today, taking the total in the country to 19. The latest case was identified as a 21-year-old student in Phonpapao village, Sisattanak district, Vientiane Capital.

Lao Economic Growth Shrinks Amid Drop in Production, Spending
Economic growth in Laos has slowed as production and consumer spending drop amid fears of a spread of the coronavirus, with growth expected to shrink by about 50 percent, sources say.

Chinese experts conclude anti-epidemic training for central Laos
The Chinese anti-epidemic medical expert team has completed experience sharing with and training for the central Laos’ backbone staff in hospital, prevention and control departments.
— The Star

Vietnam police provide medical supplies to combat Covid-19
The Dien Bien Provincial Police Department of Vietnam has donated medical supplies to police .
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Taskforce urges public to avoid parties as COVID-19 cases hit 18
The National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on Saturday urged members of the public to avoid parties during the Lao New Year break as this could lead to a rapid increase in virus cases.
— Vientiane Times

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Chinese doctors and experts help Laos fight Covid-19
A team of Chinese doctors and medical experts has completed the tasks assigned to it to help Laos prevent and control the spread of Covid-19.
— Vientiane Times

Government Debunks Photographs of COVID-19 Patients As Fake
The Lao government has publicly debunked misinformation about the identities of COVID-19 patients in Laos.
— The Laotian Times

WHO Organizes Training Session for Lao Medical Professionals
The World Health Organization (WHO) has sponsored a COVID-19 training session for over 30 Lao medical professionals from central and district hospitals in Vientiane Capital.
— The Laotian Times

Poor, Rural Students in Laos Lack Tech to Learn From Home
COVID-19 has forced Laos to join countries around the world in closing schools and using online distance learning.

Lao, Vietnamese provinces enhance coordination in fighting COVID-19
Leaders of the Lao province of Saravan and Vietnam’s Quang Tri province attended a working session on Apr 8 to discuss coordination in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Phongsavanh Foundation assists Setthathirath Hospital to fight Covid-19
The Phongsavanh Foundation has donated medical supplies and consumer products worth about 66.56 million kip to Setthathirath Hospital to help in the fight against Covid-19.
— Vientiane Times

Phongsavanh Foundation assists Mohosot Hospital to fight Covid-19
A team of Chinese doctors and medical experts has completed the tasks assigned to it to help Laos prevent and control the spread of Covid-19.
— Vientiane Times

Norwegian woman killed and left in the jungle: the Boyfriend wanted by Interpol
In the fall of 2019 traveled Norwegian Nerid Hooiness to Asia, because she had a tremendous interest in yoga.
— Global Domains News



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