Lao morning news for May 20

Lao morning news for May 20

Lao PDR morning news

Lao Students Returning to Schools as COVID-19 Restrictions Ease
The Lao government has announced all students nationwide can go back to schools on June 2, while final-year classes in primary, lower and upper secondary schools began on Monday.
— Fresh News

Lao economy needs cash injection
The government needs to speed up the provision of the loans it has approved as this is one of the best ways to help Lao businesses survive amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a senior business representative.
— Vientiane Times

2,648 people quarantined over COVID-19 concerns in Laos
The National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control said on Tuesday that it has been monitoring 2,648 people across the country.
— Xinhua

Army TV advances broadcasts via Lao satellite
The General Department of Politics under the Lao People’s Army of the Ministry of National Defence has signed an agreement with the Lao Asia-Pacific Satellite Co Ltd to broadcast its army television channel via the Lao Sat-1 satellite.
— Vientiane Times

Plan International provides 100,000 face masks
The global child rights and humanitarian organisation Plan International has donated 100,000 face masks to Laos to help in the effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus .
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

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Small earthquake shakes Laos’ central region
A small earthquake registering 2.6 on the Richter scale struck central Vientiane province at a depth of 1 km below the earth’s surface recently with no damage to property reported.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Taskforce monitoring progress as nation emerges from lockdown
The National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control will carefully gauge the success of the gradual easing of lockdown measures from May 18 to June 1 before considering further moves to return Lao life to normal.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Food donation from the U.S. helps children stay in school and learning: in times of COVID-19, school lunches more important than ever
Rice and lentils donated by the United States arrived in Laos this week and was received by the U.S. Ambassador to Lao PDR, Dr. Peter M. Haymond today at WFP’s Vientiane warehouse.
— Relief Web

Macau Legend shifts to Aug Laos expansion opening: exec
Hong Kong-listed casino services firm Macau Legend Development Ltd has shifted to mid-August, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the “partial” opening of an expansion to its Savan Legend Resorts Hotel and Entertainment Complex, a casino venue in Laos, a company executive has told GGRAsia.
— GGR Asia

Distance education poses challenges for universities
Lao schools and universities have yet to reopen and have been at a standstill since mid-March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Two held for trafficking drugs from Laos to Vietnam
Police of Vietnam’s northern Son La province have arrested two local men for transporting two cakes of heroin and 1,000 pills of amphetamine from Laos to the country.
— The Star

Uncle Ho in the heart of overseas Vietnamese in Laos
Despite being born in foreign countries and having never met Ho Chi Minh, overseas Vietnamese in Laos and Thailand always pay special respect to Uncle Ho.
— Vietnamnet Global

“Noi Yakhoo Mobile App”: Keeping Lao youth healthy and safe!
The Centre for Communication and Education on Health (CCEH), Ministry of Health with support of UNFPA developed a mobile application “Noi Yakhoo” to increase access of adolescents and young people to technically accurate and high quality basic sexual and reproductive health information and to develop referral linkages with adolescent helpline for needs based in-depth information.



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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on World Bee Day, May 20.


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