Lao morning news for March 25

Lao morning news for March 25
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Two Covid-19 cases confirmed
Two Covid-19 infection cases have been confirmed in Vientiane Capital, Deputy Minister of Health Phouthone Meuangpak told a press conference today.

Doctors, nurses demand social distancing, self-quarantine to control COVID-19
Local medical professionals have joined a global campaign, which demands social distancing and self-isolating as measures to control the spread of COVID-19 infection in Laos.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Over 1,000 Lao allowed extra day to cross from Thailand
More than 1,000 Lao people were granted an extra day to cross the Second Laos-Thai Friendship Bridge between Mukdahan province in Thailand and Savannakhet province after Thailand began temporarily closing all border crossings with Laos on Monday.
— Vientiane Times

Thailand lets migrant workers leave for Laos despite border closure
Lao and Vietnamese migrant workers were being allowed to leave Thailand across the Friendship Bridge to Thakhek in Khammouane province of Laos on Monday, even though all border checkpoints were ordered closed on Sunday night to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
— Khmer Times

Govt provides 100 b in financing to SMEs
The government’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Promotion Fund (SME PF) has injected 100 billion kip in financing for SMEs via commercial banks in the form of long-term low-interest loans.
— Vientiane Times

Govt urged to assist provincial businesses amid tourism slump
Businesses in several provinces have requested the government reduce and postpone tax payments and for banks to reduce loan instalments following the devastating effect of the global COVID-19 pandemic on Lao tourism operators.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Korea supports inclusive business solutions for Lao youth
Laos and the Republic of Korea are partnering to support Lao youngsters through the Inclusive Business Solution programme.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Japan supports UXO risk education in Laos
The Japan government has assisted its Lao counterpart to inform children about ways to avoid accidents involving unexploded ordnance (UXO) left over from earlier wars across the country.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos Front, Korean firm cooperate on rural water upgrade
A Korean company in Laos has agreed to cooperate with Lao Front for National Development (LFND) in expanding water supply systems in rural areas to improve locals’ living conditions.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

KP Group becomes Shell Lubricants Macro Distributor in Laos
KP Company Limited has announced its appointment as the authorised macro distributor for the Shell Lubricants range of automotive and industrial products in Laos. — Vientiane Times
— Vientiane Times

UXO kills teenage boy in second Savannakhet fatal incident
A 15-year-old teenage boy was killed in a UXO-related accident in Atsaphon district, Savannakhet province on Sunday afternoon while he was tending to dry season rice fields with his father.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Defense Against COVID-19, Crying Man – This Week in Social Media
This video clip taken at one of the laboratories in Laos shows a team of Lao medical personnel with the help of WHO experts testing samples for COVID-19 infections.
— The Laotian Times

200 houses in Laos were damaged by storm
The storm swept across Phonhong and Viengkham districts in Vientiane province, some 70 km northwest of Laos capital Vientiane, according to local authorities on Tuesday (March 24).
— The Star



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