Lao morning news for March 26

Lao morning news for March 26

Lao PDR morning news

Third infection case confirmed
Deputy Minister of Health Phouthone Meuangpak confirmed today another infection case, taking the total to 3.

Ministry updates self-quarantine rules, violators to be punished
The Ministry of Health has updated its self-quarantine guidelines in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, and all people entering Laos must strictly follow these rules or face fines in accordance with the law.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Health authorities outline ongoing measures against Covid-19
Laos has been preparing medical teams to prevent a widespread outbreak of Covid-19, and more control measures are expected in the wake of confirmed cases, according to a leading health official.
— Vientiane Times

Working from home, nation in a sensitive situation: PM
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told all local and central sectors to consider allowing their staff to work from home where possible in a bid to prevent coronavirus (Covid-19) infections.
— Vientiane Times

Lao Airlines suspends most international flights
The Lao national flag carrier, Lao Airlines State Enterprise, has suspended most international flights due to the dramatic decline in passengers amidst the global Covid-19 pandemic
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

S. Korea, Laos likely to resume bilateral flight service soon: embassy
South Korea said Wednesday Laos Airlines is expected to restart commercial flight service to Incheon International Airport next month.
— Yonhap News Agency

Lao Red Cross seeks more blood donors
The Lao Red Cross’ National Blood Transfusion Centre has called for more blood donations to boost its supplies at a time when the number of donors is decreasing.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Huaphan increases crop production over 10 years
Agricultural authorities in Huaphan province recently reviewed the implementation of a programme to expand the growth of crop production to boost sustainable income for the people over a period of 10 years.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

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)

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)

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)



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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, March 24


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