Lao morning news for April 8

Lao morning news for April 8
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Special Flight Leaving Vientiane on April 11 to the United States
The Department of State has arranged a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents that is currently expected to depart Vientiane at around 5:00 p.m. on April 11 for San Francisco, CA. Exact departure time and routing are subject to change.
— U.S. Embassy in Laos

Covid-19 infection cases reach 14 including 13 Lao nationals
The number of people testing positive for Covid-19 in the Lao PDR has reached 14, a press conference was told this afternoon.

Help curb dengue spread, health sector asks public
Health Authorities are urging people to clear potential mosquito breeding sites around their homes and workplaces to help control the spread of dengue fever.
— Vientiane Times

Chinese anti-epidemic medical expert team hosts training course in Laos
Chinese medical expert Guan Wan’gao demonstrates how to dress personal protective equipments in Vientiane, Laos, April 6, 2020.
— Xinhua

Party enlists membership for war against Covid 19
The Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) has made a political order, calling on all Party members to increase their efforts to lead and supervise the nation to control the spread of Covid 19, likening the status of this work to engaging in a war to protect the country.
— Vientiane Times

People call for disinfectant spraying to prevent Covid-19
People are calling for disinfectant spraying teams to sanitise more areas because they fear Covid-19 could endanger their lives.
— Vientiane Times

Coronavirus Delays Construction on Lao-China Railway
The nearly-finished railway project that would connect landlocked Laos with China is facing construction delays due to manpower shortages resulting from the coronavirus crisis, according to local government officials.

Huaphan authorities use smartphones to promote nutrition
Authorities in Laos’ northern province of Huaphan are using smartphones to distribute information among ethnic groups on how parents can continue to cook hygienic food for children aged between six and 23 months.
— Vientiane Times

PM calls for better public understanding of Covid-19 pandemic
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has stressed the need to continue to build public understanding of the dangers and effects of the coronavirus (Covid-19) so that people do not ignore the ongoing pandemic.
— Vientiane Times

Update On the Returning Lao Laborers in District Quarantine Centers
Dr. Xayphone Nanthaphone, Head of Vientiane Capital’s Health Department, discusses the situation regarding the returning Lao laborers in quarantine centers in an interview.
— The Laotian Times

Vientiane police crack down on fake masks
Vientiane police last week confiscated 50 cartons with 2,500 boxes of fake masks and detained two Vietnamese men who were transporting the goods in a pickup truck.
— Vientiane Times

Private schools, parents should negotiate student school fees
Authorities with responsibility for the private education sector have advised both private school administrators and students’ parents to consider negotiation on the timing of school fee payments to ensure outcomes are achieved that are reasonable for both sides during the compulsory school shutdown.
— Vientiane Times

On a mega reserve in Laos, rescued moon bears find a new home
The door rattles and I can sense that my diners are getting impatient.
— Mongabay

Bleach Showers Declared Ineffective, Use in Hospitals Banned
Department of Hygiene and Health Promotion under the Ministry of Health has informed the Vientiane Health Department, provincial Health Departments and all Lao hospitals to cease the erroneous use of chlorine bleach and related shower cabinets in a bid to prevent Covid-19.
— Vientiane Times

Party Central Committee discusses via video conference
The Secretariat of the Party Central Committee organised the first ever meeting via video conference to discuss working in the country.
— Vientiane Times

Vientiane Times vows quality improvement as it turns 26
The Board of Editors of the Vientiane Times, the first English language newspaper in Laos, has pledged to strive to improve all aspects of the publication in order to deliver quality news content to meet the growing need for accurate information.
— Vientiane Times



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