Lao morning news for June 2

Lao morning news for June 2

Lao PDR morning news

No cases in Laos for 50 days, now focus on three remaining Covid-19 patients
Laos reported no new case of Covid-19 for 50 consecutive days, with the total number of confirmed cases in Laos unchanged at 19.
— The Star

Lao schools struggle with Covid-19 rules
Many schools in Laos are unable to comply with measures to avert further outbreaks of the coronavirus due to a lack of necessary preventive equipment, said Ministry of Education and Sports senior official Dr Sisouk Vongvichit.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Laos’ debt woes worsen as bills for China-funded dams loom
COVID-19 has rattled Laos’ debut in selling a U.S. dollar bond in international markets, adding pressure on a country whose “Wild West of dam building” splurge has put it in a precarious repayment situation, especially in regard to China, its leading lender.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Lao youngsters rally to plant trees, celebrate children’s day
Students joined tree planting activities at the Lao Youth Union in Dongmakkhai village, Xaythany district of Vientiane on Monday to mark National Arbour Day, International Children’s Day (June 1) and World Environment Day (June 5).
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Youth volunteers trained for empowering Lao adolescents and young people Led by youth for youth!
The Lao PDR currently has over 2.07 million young people in the age group of 10 to 24 years. This large group of young people can significantly contribute to the social and economic development of a sustainable future for the country.

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Savannakhet authorities monitor safe repatriation of returnees
Savannakhet authorities have directed district officials to inspect efforts to facilitate the practical quarantining and safe return home of local workers from neighbouring countries.
— Vientiane Times

Businesses, government officials must abide by virus control measures
Enterprises operating​ during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as well as government officials must strictly implement precautionary measures to prevent a further outbreak of the virus, authorities have announced.
— Vientiane Times

Panyathip International School ready to reopen on 2 June
The Panyathip International School, a leading international school in Vientiane Capital, has confirmed is readiness to resume regular teaching and learning on Jun 2 with combat and preventive measures tightened against Covid-19.

Vangvieng springs back to life as visitors return
Vangvieng tourism operators have let out a collective sigh of relief as visitors returned to the scenic destination in central Laos on the weekend following the easing of the COVID-19 lockdown
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

DPM stresses high quality statistics production
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Planning and Investment, Dr Sonexay Siphandone has called for the National Statistics Centre to enhance its work in producing highly reliable official statistics.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Asean military forces hold online Covid-19 response exercise
The military forces of Asean member countries on May 27 held an online meeting to discuss the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, with the participating Lao team led by the Director of 103 Hospital.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Taskforce committee details easing of virus measures
The National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control explained the easing of coronavirus precautionary measures as of today (June 2) in compliance with the Prime Minister’s Office.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)



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


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).



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