Lao morning news for March 12

Lao morning news for March 12
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UNICEF provides essential supplies to help the Lao PDR prepare for COVID-19
UNICEF handed over personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Ministry of Health to support the country’s response and preparedness for COVID-19 in Vientiane on Wednesday.

Lao ministry urges postponement of crowded social events
The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism has issued a notice discouraging the organisation of large events including weddings, as the government intensifies efforts to minimise the risk of a Covid-19 outbreak.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Health authorities call on shopping centres to join fight against Covid-19
Health authorities have called on shopping centres, hotels and restaurants to continue to closely monitor their premises and customers in a bid to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos’ Phu Bia Mining adds US$21million dividend to govt coffers
Phu Bia Mining (PBM) contributed payments totalling US$21 million to the Lao government’s kitty in 2019.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Malaysia hopes to welcome over 38,000 Lao visitors
Tourism Malaysia has expected to welcome a total of over 38,000 Lao visitors, according to Ms Sordaly Chanthavong, Marketing Manager, Tourism Malaysian to the Lao PDR.

Covid-19: Vendors unable to sell wares, make profit
Retailers in Vientiane are running their businesses at a loss. Their sales are dipping following the outbreak of Covid-19 and this has also resulted in the postponement of several trade fairs and exhibitions.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Bokeo special economic zone extends ban on entry
The management committee of the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone in Tonpheung district, Bokeo province, is imposing a third consecutive ban on entry to the zone
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao ministry investigates on-ground collision at Wattay airport
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has formed a special committee to investigate a collision on the Wattay International Airport tarmac on Monday between a Thai Airways Airbus A330-300 and a private jet.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

President expresses condolences to R. Korea over Covid-19 outbreak
President Bonnhang Vorachit has sent a message of condolences to his counterpart of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in over Covid-19 outbreak in the country.

Govt lends helping hand to Lao students in Wuhan
Lao students who are currently stranded in the Chinese city of Wuhan are in good hands as they are receiving assistance from the governments of Laos and China, the Lao government has confirmed.
— Vientiane Times

Project helping young volunteers to hone their leadership skills
Young volunteers from nine provinces began meeting yesterday in Vientiane to learn, talk, and share ideas on topics related to enhancing youth leadership in local communities
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Japan extends support for mother and child healthcare in Huaphan
Medecins du Monde Japan (Doctors of the World Japan) will continue to support the improvement of maternal and child healthcare in northern Laos.
— Vientiane Times

Huaphan to delay enforcement of restrictions on lavish parties
Huaphan province authorities may take two months to put the provincial Governor’s decision concerning the scaling down of parties, celebrations, and traditional festivities into effect.
— Vientiane Times

Weather bureau cautions over storm activity
Authorities are advising people in all regions of Laos, especially in northern and central areas, to closely monitor weather conditions as there is a possibility of a tropical storm within the next three days.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Fear of Covid-19 outbreak causes cuts in car rentals
Many businesses engaged in tourism and related services in Laos are feeling the heat following the outbreak of the coronavirus (Covid-19).
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Authorities dismiss rumour of 13 deaths in Saravan as ‘fake news’
A rumour circulating on social media, which falsely suggested that 13 people in Saravan province had died, is fake news, authorities in the southern province have confirmed
— Vientiane Times (paywall)



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