Lao morning news for March 19

Lao morning news for March 19

Lao PDR morning news

Testing for COVID-19 in Laos
Testing for COVID-19 is possible in Laos, however, supplies are limited and testing is only available to those who meet certain criteria and who have specific symptoms.
— The Laotian Times

Thai Travelers Who Visited Laos Likely Carried COVID-19 Across the Mekong
As Vietnam and Cambodia reported increases in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, authorities in Thailand warned their Lao neighbors that a group of Thai nationals that recently visited Laos on a day trip had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Laos closes checkpoint at Thai border
Laos has closed its four immigration checkpoints near Thailand’s Nakhon Phanom province, saying it doesn’t have enough medical personnel to screen for the Covid-19 coronavirus at the four places.
— The Thaiger

Laos border crossing in Phayao reopens
The Thai border checkpoint in Phu Sang district of this northern province and the Pang Mone international checkpoint at Muang Khob in Sayaboury province of Laos have reopened after being closed for only one day.
— Bangkok Post

Govt suspends tourist visas, closes all education institutions
The government has suspended the issuance of visas for foreign tourists for 30 days and suspended all levels of education in the latest move to prevent coronavirus (Covid-19), Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith announced yesterday.
— Vientiane Times

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Lao Dam Collapse Families Denied Aid, Endure Poor Conditions at Shelters For Displaced
Hundreds of families displaced by the worst dam collapse in Laos in decades are no longer receiving aid, and are living in substandard conditions in temporary shelters, nearly two years after the accident, according to representatives of the community.

Korean agency grants US$1.8 m to address Attapeu children’s well-being
The Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has granted US$1.8 million to UNICEF to improve children’s psychosocial well-being and protection in Attapeu province.
— Vientiane Times

Govt honours Unicef representative for his service
The government has awarded the Unicef Representative in Laos, Mr Octavian Bivol with a friendship medal for his outstanding contribution to the social development of the nation.
— Vientiane Times

Mandatory sim and app used to track down movement
A free sim card valued at 49 baht is being provided by The National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) to every foreigner as well as Thais who had have travelled from countries that have have been designated as ‘high risk’ of Covid-19 infections
— The Thaiger

Outgoing UNICEF Country Representative awarded Friendship Medal
The government of Laos has awarded the Friendship Medal to the outgoing UNICEF Representative to the Lao PDR Octavian Bivol in recognition of his three years of contribution to promoting the socio-economic development in the country.

Lao PM Urges People to Grow Crops, Raise Animals for Own Consumption
The Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has urged Lao people to begin growing crops and raising animals at home for their own consumption in case food supplies should run out amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Laotian Times

KOICA and UNICEF join together to improve children’s well-being in Attapeu
The Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has granted the sum of US$1.8 million to UNICEF to improve children’s psychosocial well-being and protection in Attapeu Province, Lao PDR.



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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on World Water Day, March 22


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