Lao morning news for May 27

Lao morning news for May 27

Lao PDR morning news

COVID-19 lockdown takes toll on Laos economy
The outbreak of COVID-19 has left Laos essentially unaffected with only 19 confirmed cases, yet the pandemic has battered the small and impoverished communist country’s economy.
— LA Croix International (paywall)

Laos allows people to enter, exit country as restriction measures eased
Students, Lao citizens, experts and diplomats are now permitted to enter and exit Laos with travel documents authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, according to officials.
— Xinhua

Laos confirms no new case of Covid-19 for record 43 consecutive days
Laos reported on Tuesday (May 26) no new case of Covid-19 (coronavirus) for a record 43 consecutive days, with the total number of confirmed cases unchanged at 19.
— The Star

Workers laid off during Covid-19 crisis must be paid, employers told
Labour authorities say they will continue to look at ways to help people who have been laid off from their jobs as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak and will meet their urgent needs.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

United States Delivers Additional Supplies to Help Laos Fight COVID-19
U.S. Ambassador Dr. Peter M. Haymond delivered additional supplies from the United States to help the Lao PDR fight against the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19.

Recruits needed for Laos-China railway training programmes
The operators of the Laos-China railway are seeking candidates for the second and third training programmes for personnel required to assist in operating the railway when construction is completed late next year.
— Vientiane Times

KOICA donates equipment for COVID-19 prevention to Lao-Korea Institute for Skills Development
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) office in Laos has donated emergency supplies to the Lao-Korea Institute for Skills Development (LAKISD) to support its Covid-19 prevention.

Australia, EU support for Lao educational development continues unabated
The Australian government and European Union are continuing to support the Lao Ministry of Education and Sports with primary school curriculum development and the delivery of new textbooks during the COVID-19 crisis ahead of the upcoming school year.
— Vientiane Times

US Announces US$3 Million of CDC Support for COVID-19 Response in Lao PDR
U.S. Ambassador Dr. Peter M. Haymond on May 22 announced additional funding from the United States to help the Lao PDR fight against the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19.

Foreign affairs ministry gets new deputy minister
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on May 26, held a ceremony to officially announce the appointment of former Director General of the Consulate Department, Mr Bounleua Phandanouvong as the new Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
— Vientiane Times

Two of five remaining COVID-19 patients set for discharge
Two of the five remaining patients with COVID-19 at Mittaphab Hospital in Vientiane have tested negative for the virus and will be discharged on Wednesday (May 27) if they test negative for a second time.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

New Law on Cinema spells out oversight rules
A new Law on Cinema has come into effect, providing guidelines about the steps filmmakers must undertake before engaging in or shooting a film in Laos.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Russian Federation donates supplies for Covid-19 response
The Russian Federation has provided medical supplies to support Laos’ efforts to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic and ensure the safety of health workers.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Xayaboury holds civil servant test for fiscal 2019-20
Xayaboury district in Xayaboury province held the test for civil servants in the education and sport sectors for the fiscal year 2019-20 at Nayao secondary school on Saturday.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Hot conditions to prevail with thunderstorms, strong winds
Many regions of the country will continue to receive hot conditions with thunderstorms, some rain and strong winds from May 26-June 1, the Meteorology and Hydrology Department forecast on Monday.
— 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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