Lao morning news for May 11

Lao morning news for May 11

Lao PDR morning news

Lao Migrant Workers Clear Quarantine, Return Home, After Crossing Back From Thailand
More than 6,000 Lao migrant workers held in camps in quarantine after returning from Thailand have now gone home, with smaller numbers still crossing the border each day and unknown numbers still stranded in Thailand, Lao sources said this week.

279 more COVID-19 cases test negative in Laos
Laos tested 279 more suspected cases of COVID-19, which all of them were negative, with the total positive number in the country remaining at 19.
— Xinhua

Giving Lao’s Girls A Better Future
Over the years, there have been more girls attending schools and completing their studies with many focusing on their careers and a bright future.
— The ASEAN Post

Another four virus patients discharged from hospital
Four more COVID-19 patients (the third, sixth, ninth and 19th cases) who tested negative for a second time were discharged from hospital on Saturday to continue their recovery at home.
— Vientiane Times

Six of 10 Covid-19 patients test negative for first time
Six out of the 10 remaining patients with Covid-19 at Mittaphab Hospital have tested negative for the virus for the first time and will be discharged on Saturday (May 9) if they test negative for a second time.
— Vientiane Times

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Switzerland strengthens Lao PDR’s defences against COVID-19
An exchange of agreements taking place on May 8 in Vientiane Capital between the World Health Organization (WHO) and Switzerland will strengthen the Lao PDR’s capacity to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19.

Remaining virus patients to return home subject to tests
The National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control has announced the 10 remaining virus patients in hospital will be permitted to return home if their second test comes back negative.
— Vientiane Times

Khammuan promulgates ruling to administer farmland sustainably
Khammuan authorities have issued a governor’s decision, which aims to ensure effective administration of agricultural land amid the growing threat of rapid development in the central province.
— Vientiane Times

Schools to implement preventative measures ahead of reopening
State and private primary and secondary school administrators should implement precautionary measures in readiness for reopening and to prevent further outbreaks of the coronavirus.
— Vientiane Times

Ministry of Planning and Investment discusses 9th Five-Year Plan for 2021-25
Laos will face difficulties in formulating its Five-Year Plan for 2021-25 because of the Covid-19 outbreak, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Planning and Investment, Dr Sonexay Siphandone, has told a crucial meeting.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Mining company donates medical equipment, cash worth US$650,000
Phu Bia Mining’s parent company, PanAust Group, has donated essential equipment and supplies worth US$ 650,000 for medical facilities that are screening and treating Covid-19 cases in Laos.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Health officials strive to take sting out of dengue fever
Health authorities and local Attapeu officials are actively monitoring their areas in the fight against dengue with the province’s prevalence of the disease higher this year compared to the same period last year.
— Vientiane Times

Fire destroys house in Xaysettha
A fire that engulfed a house in Phonxay village in Xaysettha district of Vientiane resulted in damage estimated to be worth 150 million kip. The Head of Office of the Vientiane Fire Prevention and Protection Police Department, Major Savaeng Saengmany, told Vientiane Times yesterday that the fire started at around 8.30pm on Wednesday, and fire fighters were called to the scene.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Farmers told to brace for dry three months
Laos farmers are expected to have difficulty finding enough water for wet season rice planting from May to July as hotter weather brings less rain, according to forecasters.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)



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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, May 17.


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