Lao morning news for February 4

Lao morning news for February 4
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No coronavirus in Laos, tests done at ministry lab confirm
Health officials have confirmed that 13 people with symptoms of the new coronavirus (nCoV) have tested negative for the virus at the National Centre for Laboratory and Epidemiology, run by the Ministry of Health.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao Airlines reduces flights to Chinese destinations
Lao Airlines has suspended charter flights to five cities in China after Chinese authorities prohibited its citizens from leaving the country in an attempt to limit the spread of the new coronavirus.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao River Clogged With Trash From Chinese Banana Farms
Waste run-off and trash from Chinese-owned banana farms are polluting a river in Laos, affecting over 500 families in the country’s Oudomxay province who rely on the river’s water for daily use, local sources say.
— Radio Free Asia

Two persons in Laos undergoing tests for coronavirus, yet to be confirmed
The National Centre for Laboratory and Epidemiology, Ministry of Health, reported this morning, February 3, that officials had identified 11 people suspected of being infected with the new coronavirus but tests on nine of them were negative. However, the other two are undergoing additional tests to confirm the presence of the virus.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Ministry steps up virus screening measures at borders
Health officials and medical staff across the country must implement newly introduced screening and quarantine measures at all border crossings to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Man arrested for trafficking drugs from Laos to Vietnam
HANOI: Border guard forces of Vietnam’s central Ha Tinh province have detained a Laos national for trafficking 4kg of crystal methamphetamine and 36,000 pills of amphetamine, Vietnam News Agency reported on Monday (Feb 3).
— The Star Online

DVV International gives further boost to adult education
DVV International and the Department of Non-Formal Education (DNFE), Ministry of Education and Sports, have reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthening adult education and non-formal education in Laos.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Chinese National Carrying Coronavirus Travels Through Laos
A Chinese national who traveled through Laos has been confirmed to have been carrying the new Coronavirus.
— The Laotian Times

Japan funds 7 grassroots human security projects
(KPL) The Government of Japan is providing grant assistance worth US$718,254 for five education-related projects in Bokeo, Oudomxai, Vientiane, Xayabouly and Salavan Provinces, one health-related project in Houaphan Province and one infrastructure-related project in Salavan through its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).

Delivering comprehensive sexuality education for vocational training students
(KPL) For the first time, students of technical and vocational education training (TVET) in the Lao PDR were able to attend comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) courses.

Together On the Road to Tokyo 2020 Olympic
Locals, residents and visitors to the capital of Laos numbering some 7,000 have been treated to the sights, sounds and tastes of Japan.

Laos strengthens nCoV screening at border crossings
Health officials and medical staff in Laos have been requested to implement newly introduced screening and quarantine measures at all border crossings to prevent the spread of the acute respiratory disease cause by novel coronavirus, called nCoV, originated from China.
— Vietnam Plus

Laos’ Thongloun calls for better trained workforce, labour data improvement
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called for authorities in charge to speed up work to create a more highly skilled workforce to meet the growing needs of social and economic development.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Laos proud at achievements of Communist Party of Vietnam: Lao officials
The Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) is happy and proud at the great achievements made by the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and Vietnamese people over the past 90 years, said an LPRP senior official on February 3.
— Vietnam Plus

Aquatic research centre breeding programme targets 4 million fish
The Living Aquatic Resources Research Centre (LARReC) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is targeting the breeding of 4 million fish this year to support national food security efforts and supply to farmers.
— Vientiane Times

Training course paves way for climate mapping
Twenty government officials last week completed a three-week training course funded by the Global Environment Facility on advanced Geographic Information Systems, to enable them to undertake climate mapping and zoning.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak..


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