Lao morning news for April 3

Lao morning news for April 3

Lao PDR morning news

Covid-19: no more infection case confirmed
No Covid-19 has been confirmed today. As a result the number of infection cases in the country currently stays at 10 including 7 in Vientiane Capital and 3 in touristy Luang Prabang. There has been no deaths related to Covid-19 in the Lao PDR.

Govt postpones payment of customs duty, taxes
The government will reduce and defer the payment of customs duty, taxes and various fees in a bid to regulate goods prices and address labour problems during the Covid-19 outbreak.
— Vientiane Times

Keeping global food chains alive is crucial amid COVID-19 crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic is putting enormous strains on the public health systems around the world, and millions of people in the world’s most advanced economies are in some form of quarantine.

Govt pledges food security during outbreak fears
There are sufficient imported sources of consumer goods, especially staples, to maintain food security amid concerns of shortages in coming weeks of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, authorities have said.
— Vientiane Times

Vietnam suspends residents’ border crossing from and to Laos, Cambodia over COVID-1
Vietnam has decided to suspend cross-border activities of individuals at main and secondary border gates, and trails in border areas sharing with Cambodia and Laos from Apr 1 as part of measures to effectively prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Chinese medical experts share experience in COVID-19 fight with Lao counterparts in Vientiane
Chinese medical experts share their experience in COVID-19 prevention, control and treatment with their Lao counterparts in Vientiane, Laos, March 30, 2020.
— Xinhua

EU amplifies food and nutrition security in Khammuan
The European Union (EU) continues to support Laos in implementing a food and nutrition security project across 100 villages in six districts of Khammuan province.
— Vientiane Times

The human dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic reach far beyond the critical health response. All aspects of our future will be affected – economic, social and developmental.

Flight readied in Laos for Japanese
Japanese nationals and their family members in Laos will be able to return home on a special flight amid the global coronavirus outbreak.

China-Laos satellite joint venture joins fight against Covid-19
The Lao Asia Pacific Satellite (LaosAT), a joint venture between China and Laos, has donated 100 million kip (some US$11,000) to the Lao government to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
— The Star

Association to develop curriculum for private universities
The Private Education Association will develop a curriculum of international standard to build private universities in future.
— Vientiane Times

2 China-Laos Railway bridges complete closure over Mekong River
The Ban Ladhan Mekong River Super Major Bridge on Wednesday achieved its main section closure over the Mekong River, and thus, both the cross-Mekong bridges along the railway have completed its major engineering work.
— Macao Business

Fuel prices continue to fall
The retail prices of fuel at petrol stations across the country have continued to drop after a fall in rates over the past two weeks.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Police arrest man for murder at Patuxay monument
Vientiane police have arrested a man on suspicion of involvement in a murder at the Patuxay monument in the capital on Monday, officials said on Wednesday.
— Vientiane Times



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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on COVID-19 in Asean.


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