Lao morning news for June 1

Lao morning news for June 1

Lao PDR morning news

Laos virus taskforce issues advice for returning schoolchildren
The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 (coronavirus) Prevention and Controlhas issued guidelines for parents and teachers when kindergartens and other schools reopen on June 2 (Tuesday).
— The Star

Laos records 91 new cases of dengue fever
Laos recorded 91 new confirmed cases of dengue fever, bringing the total number of infections to 1,428, according to Lao Ministry of Health report.
— Xinhua

Laos – No problems with Covid -19, but grapples with rising dengue fever problems
Laos is one of the more successful country in South-East Asia region that has managed to control the Covid-19 pandemic well. As of Saturday night, Laos has tested 6,432 suspected cases with only 19 cases tested positive, and 16 patients have recovered.
— The Star

State schools struggling to comply with COVID-19 prevention measures
Many schools are unable to comply with measures to avert further outbreaks of the coronavirus due to a lack of necessary preventive equipment, according to an education official.
— Vientiane Times

Stop tobacco industry exploitation of children and young people
The World Health Organization has launched a new kit for school students aged 13-17 to alert them to the tobacco industry tactics used to hook them to addictive products.

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Japan’s judicial diplomacy at crossroads as Laos enacts civil code
A quarter-century of Japanese “judicial diplomacy” is bearing fruit in Southeast Asia. On May 27, Laos became the third country in Southeast Asia, after Vietnam and Cambodia, to introduce a civil code with Japanese support.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall) 

Communities in distress build back better with support from France, UN’s FAO and WFP
Communities in Attapeu and Sekong will receive support from France’s Alimentary Aid Programme to recover livelihoods, improve incomes and to make it through the lean season with more nutritious diets, well needed in the context of the socio-economic impact of COVID-19.

COVID-19 taskforce keen to treat 3 remaining cases
The National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control is eager to have the last three infected virus patients nursed back to health so they can be discharged from hospital.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

China-Laos railway inherits bilateral friendship: Lao deputy PM
Lao Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Somdy Douangdy said the China-Laos railway has become a carrier and symbol of the friendship between Laos and China.
— Xinhua

Ministry encourages tree planting, fire prevention to boost forest cover
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has directed provincial and district authorities to promote tree planting as well as fire prevention strategies among local communities to restore forests.
— Vientiane Times

Investment ministry launches revised website
The Ministry of Planning and Investment has launched a new version of its website, making it easier for investors to access important economic and business information.
— Vientiane Times

Agriculture officials analyse progress in climate change adaptation
Department of Agricultural Land Management officials gathered in Vientiane on Wednesday to confer on activities related to climate change adaptation studies in the Lao farming sector.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Japanese govt to support efforts for dissemination of Lao civil code
The Japanese government will continue to support the dissemination of the civil code of the Lao PDR, which was drafted with the support of JICA and became effective on May 27.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

AUF supports local health project targeting COVID-19
A Lao health project has been selected this week for special Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) COVID-19 funding of €25,000 to reduce the risk of public virus transmission.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Oudomxay’s bee farmers get outlet to sell products
A group of natural bee farmers at Luksip village in Xay district of Oudomxay province now has an outlet for selling its products and local handicrafts.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lockdown Measures Loosened as Laos Adopts New Normal
The Prime Minister’s Office has released a notice detailing updated lockdown measures, slowly allowing more sectors to reopen as the country transitions toward the new normal.
— The Laotian Times



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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on World Bicycle Day, June 3.


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