Lao morning news for March 20

Lao morning news for March 20

Lao PDR morning newsChina’s COVID-19 testing kits arrive in Laos
A shipment of COVID-19 testing kits provided by the Chinese government arrived in Vientiane on Wednesday.

Laos suspends tourist visas, closes schools to prevent COVID-19
The Lao government has suspended the issuance of visas for foreign tourists for 30 days and suspended all levels of education to prevent COVID-19, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has announced.
— Xinhua

Authorities confirm Laos-Vietnam border crossing open
Authorities have confirmed that the Lao Bao-Dansavan International Checkpoint between Vietnam and Laos in Savannakhet province is open dismissing false reports of its closure on March 19 as fake news.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Government approves additional measures to cope with Covid-19
At its monthly meeting for March held in Vientiane Capital on Mar 18, the government approved additional measures to prevent possible Covid-19 outbreak in the country.

Health Ministry to import face masks from Vietnam
The Ministry of Health plans to import face masks from neighbouring countries, including Vietnam, Thailand, and China, to overcomes shortages of the item in Laos.
— Vientiane Times

Laos launches APPS, PRN at int’l airports amid COVID-19 pandemic
The Immigration Department under the Ministry of Public Security has launched an advanced passenger processing system (APPS) and passenger name record (PNR) for pre-screening of air passengers at international airports.

Foreign diplomats briefed on COVID-19 situation, preventive measures
The government on Thursday briefed diplomats and representatives of international organisations about the current situation in Laos, along with existing and proposed measures, by authorities to prevent the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country.
— Vientiane Times

Setthathirath Hospital bolsters training, treatment to improve health services
Setthathirath Hospital is continuing to develop the capacity of medical staff in technical medicine and other related fields to guaranty the quality of health services, according to a senior health official.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Confucius Institute in Laos launches special classes amid COVID-19 outbreak
The Confucius Institute at The National University of Laos (NUOL) has announced the opening of special classes for Lao students who can’t return to study in China due to COVID-19 outbreak.
— Xinhua

Lao youth centre expands sexual, reproductive health initiative
Lao Women’s Union, Lao Federation of Trade Unions and the Vientiane Youth Centre have agreed with four garment factories in Vientiane to expand a sexual and reproductive health information programme for around 2,600 young employees at targets factories.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Japanese Children Design Official Uniform for Lao Para Athletics Team
Elementary school students in the Japanese city of Ise have designed the official uniform for the Lao Para Athletics team for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Paralympics scheduled between August and September.
— The Laotian Times

Nakai district promotes ecotourism as means of wildlife conservation
Khammuan province’s Nakai district is championing ecotourism development as part of its plans to protect the local natural environment and encourage wildlife conservation.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

National Road No.8 between Borikhamxay, Khammuan closed temporarily
National Road No.8 running between Borikhamxay and Khammuan provinces is currently closed for one week so work crews can carry out essential repairs and asphalt the road.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Public Notice
The Lao people nationwide are now ready in all aspects to welcome the grand celebration of the party’s jubilee on March 22.
— Vientiane Times



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