Lao morning news for May 25

Lao morning news for May 25

Lao PDR morning news

Laos conducts 5,044 tests for COVID-19 since January
Laos has conducted 5,044 tests for COVID-19 since January, according to the National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
— Xinhua

Laos virus taskforce urges handwashing to ward off new infections
The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has called on the public to maintain proper handwashing to avoid a relapse of the virus, even though Laos has reported no new cases for 41 consecutive days.
— The Star

Govt assesses Covid-19 impact, debates future response
The government acknowledges that progress under the national development plan has been difficult over the past few months due to the coronavirus pandemic, while Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith is taking steps to prevent a possible second wave.
— Vientiane Times

Lao gov’t strictly monitors people entering Laos during COVID-19
The Lao government continues to implement preventive measures and monitor people entering Laos to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19, even as the country recorded no new confirmed cases for 34 consecutive days.
— Xinhua

Laos, China to partner in training of tourism personnel
The Institute of Mass Media, Culture and Tourism under the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism will partner with China’s Shenzhen Wanxiang Tourism Media Co., Ltd. to train Lao tourism personnel and develop human resources in the tourism sector.
— Vientiane Times

China-Laos railway’s tracks go through 1st tunnel
As each row of 14 cement sleepers laid smoothly across the Ban Nong Khay Tunnel at the prescribed distance and then the 500-meter long tracks settled on the sleepers precisely by the engineering train, China-Laos Railway’s tracks has passed its first tunnel on Saturday.
— Global Times

US announces US$3 mn support for Covid-19 response in Laos
The United States has announced additional funding worth US$3.17 million to help Laos fight the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
— Vientiane Times

COVID-19 to Impact Lao PDR Growth, Debt in 2020: World Bank Report
The Lao PDR’s economic growth is projected to decline in 2020 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and measures to contain its spread, to 1 per cent in the baseline scenario and negative 1.8 per cent in a lower-case scenario.

Covid-19 to impact Laos’ growth, debt in 2020: World Bank
Laos’ economic growth is projected to decline in 2020 due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and measures to contain its spread, to 1 percent in the baseline scenario and negative 1.8 percent in a lower-case scenario, the World Bank has said.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Oudomxay Farmers Face Difficulty Exporting Crops
Farmers in Oudomxay Province are experiencing difficulty selling crops due to the economic crisis caused by the Covid-19 epidemic.
— The Laotian Times

Govt approves more sectors to get back to work
The government is eager to reboot the nation and has given the go-ahead for more sectors of the economy to resume work as shutdown restrictions come to a close at the end of May.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Over 470 Chinese, Myanmar workers repatriated from Bokeo
More than 350 Chinese workers and 120 from Myanmar employed in the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone of Tonpheung district, Bokeo province, have been returned to their home countries because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Two quakes strike country in one week
A small earthquake occurred in Xayaboury province early on Friday morning, following a minor tremor in Vientiane province last week.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Authorities debunk smoking’s alleged COVID-19 defence as hot air
Health experts have confirmed there is no evidence whatsoever that smoking can help prevent or treat COVID-19; in fact, smokers have a higher mortality rate if they contract the contagious virus.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Feasibility study for 5 tourism sites in Oudomxay
Oudomxay province has started a feasibility study for five tourism sites in Xay district in order to develop them as new attractions that can bring in more tourists.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)



Feature photo SEATCA
This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on World No-Tobacco Day, May 31.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).



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