Lao morning news for April 9

Lao morning news for April 9

Lao PDR morning news

A new Covid-19 case confirmed today, the 15th in the country
Deputy Minister of Health Phouthone Meuangpak confirmed today a new Covid-19 infection case, taking the total number of people testing positive for the virus to 15 including 1 foreigner.

Lao Buddhist Fellowship Organization Cancels New Year Rituals
Laos’s highest Buddhist order has decreed that all religious rituals organized for the purpose of pouring water over Buddha statues in temples are to be canceled for the public.
— The Laotian Times

Vientiane Economic Officials Patrol Wet Markets, Enforces Price Controls
Government officials from Vientiane Capital were on the scene at wet markets to force compliance with the government’s instructions, part of which prohibited the opportunistic raising of prices of essential goods during the COVID-19 crisis.
— The Laotian Times

Laos changes conditions for Covid-19 tests
The National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control has eased the conditions for free Covid-19 tests in order to reduce the threat posed by the Coronavirus to Laos.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Over 1,000 migrant women in quarantine centres to receive essential sanitary kits provided by UNFPA
The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, has provided the Government of the Lao Women’s Union crucial supplies to support the emergency response with a particular focus on the special needs of women and girls who will be the most vulnerable groups in the COVID-19 crisis situation.

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Vietnam helps Laos combat Covid-19 outbreak
Vietnam’s Ministry of National Defense has sent medical experts and provided medical equipment worth more than one billion kip (VND 3 billion) to Laos to help prevent and control the spread of Covid-19.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao PDR: Emergency Financing for COVID-19 Response Project
The World Bank’s Regional Vice-President of the East Asia and Pacific Region Tuesday approved US$18 million for the Lao PDR to help the country respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

World Bank Approves Emergency Financing for Covid-19 Response
The World Bank’s Regional Vice-Presidency of the East Asia and Pacific Region yesterday approved US 18 million for Lao PDR to help the country respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
— The Laotian Times

Taskforce adjusts work scopes to counter growing virus threat
The National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control has amended its roles and duties to be more able to effectively deal with a growing threat from the viral Covid-19 disease, which has spread into Laos.
— Vientiane Times

Chinese medical experts in Luang Prabang, Champassak for Covid-19 fight
Chinese medical experts arrived in Luang Prabang and Champassak cities to fight the Covid-19 outbreak after completing related tasks in the capital Vientiane.
— Vientiane Times

Poor Air Quality From Brushfires in Northern Laos Covers Rural Villages
Brushfires in Laos’ northern provinces Wednesday spewed smoke and fine particulate matter into the air, causing respiratory problems for downwind residents in the Southeast Asian country, who say that the government failed to warn them about air pollution.

CKPower Group donates 1 million baht to support the fight against COVID-19
The Minister of Health, Associate Professor Dr Bounkong Syhavong (seventh from the right), recently received donation from the Ambassador of Thailand to Lao PDR Mr Damrong Kraikruan (sixth from the left) who was the honorable representative of CK Power Public Company Limited (CKPower) or CKP in SET and its subsidiaries.
— Vientiane Times

Action taken to restrict public movement, enforce stay at home
A construction worker nicknamed Vang said he has to stay at a building site in Vientiane after the government has imposed measures including restricting people’s movement to prevent and control coronavirus from spreading.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Champassak People’s Council approves administrative appointments
The People’s Council of Champassak province on Tuesday approved the appointment of a new provincial governor at an extraordinary meeting led by council President Mr Meksavanh Phomphithak.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Vientiane to expand organic agriculture
An organic agriculture group in Nontae village of Xaythany district plans to expand the area for growing produce to meet the increasing demand from consumers.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

No public access to Pimai water traditions at temples
The pouring of purified perfumed water to ceremonially shower Buddha images in temples by members of the public would typically occur across the country during next week’s Lao New Year period.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Last Mekong River bridge completed on China-Laos Railway
The Ban Ladhan Mekong River Super Major Bridge has completed its main section closure over the Mekong River, marking the end of major engineering work along the China-Laos Railway, a major Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) project.
— The Asset



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