Lao morning news for April 7

Lao morning news for April 7
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A 20-year-old student tests positive for Covid-19
A returning student from UK has tested positive for Covid-19, taking the total to 12.

Travel restrictions nationwide to prevent the spread of Covid-19
Districts and villages nationwide are imposing travel restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid-19 among communities following detection of 12 infections in the country.
— Vientiane Times

Update On The Health of COVID-19 Patients In Vientiane
Director Sanong Thongsana of Mittaphab “150 Bed” Hospital updates the public about the condition of the patients receiving care in Vientiane during an exclusive television interview.
— The Laotian Times

Lao woman studying in the UK infected by Coronavirus
A 20-year-old woman from Vientiane has been infected by the Coronavirus, taking the total number of infections in Laos to 12, authorities said on Monday.
— Vientiane Times

Vietnam helps Laos prepare for UNESCO recognition of national reserve
A working group of Vietnamese cultural heritage experts has been established by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to support Laos in compiling a dossier seeking UNESCO recognition of Hin Namno National Reserve as a World Natural Heritage Site.
— Vietnam Plus

What’s in Vietnam’s New Coronavirus Assistance to Cambodia and Laos?
Late last week, Vietnam handed over some assistance to Laos and Cambodia as the two fellow Southeast Asian states continue to manage the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic.
— The Diplomat

Laos-Japan bond strengthened by Lao Airlines special flight
On April 6, a total of 119 Japanese citizens and their families boarded a special flight operated by Lao Airlines and have now arrived safely in Japan.

Distance education broadcasts on TV, radio, social media
Broadcasts of educational programs for students of primary schools on television, radio, and government online social media pages have been designed to engage students in Laos during the school shutdown.
— Vientiane Times

Ministry Orders Temporary Suspension of Mining Activities, Hydropower Construction
The Lao Ministry of Energy and Mines has ordered the temporary suspension of mineral processing plants and hydropower construction projects under a new notice issued yesterday.
— The Laotian Times

233 infrastructure improvement projects to be implemented in 2020
A total of 233 projects will be implemented under the Poverty Reduction Fund in 2020, of which a majority are infrastructure development schemes.
— Vientiane Times

Vietnamese in Laos advised to follow local COVID-19 regulations
The Vietnamese Embassy in Laos issued an announcement on April 5, recommending Vietnamese citizens who are living and studying in the host country to strictly follow its regulations on COVID-19 countermeasures.
— Vietnam Plus

Developing Asia growth to fall in 2020 on COVID-19 impact
Regional economic growth in developing Asia will decline sharply in 2020 due to the effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, before recovering in 2021, according to the Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2020, the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) annual flagship economic publication.

Chinese association offers food donations to hospitals
A Chinese Association and Overseas Chinese have announced plans to provide food supplies to hospitals in Laos during the Covid-19 outbreak.
— Vientiane Times

Innovation can unlock faster growth in Asia-Pacific, ADB report
Fostering greater innovation would bring faster and more inclusive economic growth in Asia and the Pacific, according to the theme chapter of the Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2020 released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Apr 3.

Domestic travel restrictions in drive to stop viral spread
Laos has implemented a ban on the domestic travel of persons and groups between localities and provinces to curb the spread of Covid-19.
— Vientiane Times

Bushfires threatening forests in northern Laos
Thousands of hectares of forests in the north of Laos have been destroyed by bushfires, the blazes are yet to be brought under control.
— Xinhua



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