Lao morning news for April 20

Lao morning news for April 20
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Schools, centres of higher education to remain closed
The Ministry of Education and Sports announced on Friday that all schools and tertiary centres of education will remain closed from April 22 to May 3 as part of government efforts to curb the Covid-19 outbreak.
— Vientiane Times

Laos detects no new Covid-19 cases in 7 consecutive days
No new Covid-19 (coronavirus) cases have been recorded in Laos for seven consecutive days, and the total number of confirmed cases stands at 19.
— The Star

103 Hospitals among facilities in Laos treating Covid-19 cases
The 103 Hospital has been among health facilities in Laos providing treatment for Covid-19 since last month, before the disease began spreading in the country.
— Vientiane Times

Second Covid-19 Patient Discharged from Hospital in Laos
A second Covid-19 patient has been discharged from hospital in Vientiane today, marking the second successful recovery from the virus in Laos.
— The Laotian Times

Police Crack Down On Group Gatherings in Luang Namtha
Police officers have arrested 41 young people holding a gathering near a river in Sing District, Luang Namtha Province, for violating lockdown regulations.
— The Laotian Times

2.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Xayaboury
An earthquake measuring 2.9 on the Richter scale was recorded in Xaysathan district, Xayaboury province, on April 18, the Meteorology and Hydrology Department reported on the day.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

New study shows China caused drought in the Mekong, local experts must have control of their resources
Local communities on the Mekong have objected to the negative impacts of hydropower dams for years and many voiced concerns that dams played a role in the recent drought.
— The Cambodia Daily

Vietnam helps Laos in fight against Covid-19
The Vietnam government has granted US$10,000 to assist Laos’ efforts to prevent and control the spread of Covid-19.
— Vientiane Times

Police Assist Laborers Left Homeless Amid Covid-19 Pandemic
Police have offered assistance to a group of day laborers found homeless at Chao Anouvong Park in Vientiane Capital.
— The Laotian Times

Three Arrested in Laos for Illegally Mining Gold on Land Leased by Chinese Company
Authorities in Laos’ Luang Prabang province arrested three rural villagers for trespassing after they tried to mine gold on land granted in a concession to a Chinese company, RFA has learned.

Internet providers stream extra online options during pandemic
Internet providers in Laos are now offering promotions to help the public stay connected in response to the government’s current stay at and work from home campaign.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Medical supplies presented to Lao security departments
The Public Security Department of central Thua Thien-Hue province on April 18 presented medical supplies and necessities to the Security Departments of the Lao provinces of Salavan and Sekong to support them in their COVID-19 fight.
— Nhan Dan

Tunnel on China-Laos railway completed
The construction of a tunnel on the Kunming-Vientiane Railway to link southwest China’s Yunnan Province with Laos was completed on Sunday (April 19).
— The Star

Four people die during Lao New Year festivities in Vientiane
Four people died and another 16 were injured in 11 road accidents in the five days of the Pi Mai Lao (Lao New Year) celebrations in Vientiane during April 13-16, according to the Traffic Police Department.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)



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