Lao morning news for May 4

Lao morning news for May 4

Lao PDR morning news

One re-infected with Covid-19
A female student returning from UK who was discharged from hospital on April 14 has been re-infected with Covid-19, a taskforce told a press conference today.

Ministry Issues Guidelines for Reopening Businesses as Lockdown Eases
The Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism has released guidelines for operators of restaurants, resorts, and other tourism-related businesses in line with new regulations prescribed by the Prime Minister’s Office that are to enter into effect from 4-17 May.
— The Laotian Times

Laos tests 53 negative COVID-19 cases
Laos tested more 53 COVID-19 suspected cases, and all of them are negative, according to Lao health official.
— Xinhua

In these times of COVID-19, the big challenge for most of us is how to protect ourselves and our families from the virus and how to hold on to our jobs. For policy-makers that translates into beating the pandemic without doing irreversible damage to the economy in the process.

Labour Day in the Lao PDR: protecting rights at work, enhancing social protection in times of COVID-19
As the Lao PDR, together with the rest of the world, is marking Labour Day today, the values of this day are now more essential than ever, with the COVID-19 pandemic putting lives, jobs, and essential services at risk everywhere and disproportionately affecting the poorest and most vulnerable.

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11 coronavirus patients remain in hospital
The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control says medical staff are continuing to monitor the health of 11 people who contracted Covid-19 and are currently in Mittaphab Hospital in Vientiane.
— Vientiane Times

Work completed on Laos’ third longest tunnel for railway link with China
Work on the country’s third longest tunnel at Namor district in Oudomxay province, which is part of the Laos-China Railway Project and has a length of 9020 metres, has been completed.
— Vientiane Times

Lao Youth Union to cooperate in scientific research
The Ministry of Science and Technology and the Lao Youth Union have signed an agreement on cooperating in the field of scientific research.
— Vientiane Times

Asean countries to multiply cooperation in revitalising regional tourism
Asean tourism ministers will ramp up cooperation to reduce the impact from the COVID-19 outbreak and revive the sector across countries in the regional bloc.
— Vientiane Times

Saravan’s Lao Women Training Centre produces masks for Covid-19 prevention
Saravan province’s Lao Women Training Centre, under the Lao Women’s Union, has produced face masks aimed at preventing Coronavirus infections for the provincial health sector and poor people.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Chinese companies help Laos in fight against COVID-19
The Party Central Committee’s Administrative Office has welcomed a donation of medical supplies worth about US$60,000 from GD Mining Co., Ltd and P-along Capital Co., Ltd to assist Lao efforts to control the spread of COVID-19.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Vietnam provides medical supplies to Saravan to fight Covid-19
Kon Tum province of Vietnam has donated medical supplies worth more than 200 million Dong (more than 76.6 million kip) to Saravan province to assist Laos’ efforts to prevent and control the spread of Covid-19.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Bushfires destroy over 16,000 hectares of forests in Phongsaly
More than 16,000 hectares of forests in Phongsaly province were destroyed by bushfires, according to the provincial Agriculture and Forestry Department. The department said the fires devastated many trees within National Protected Areas and other forested areas of the province.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)



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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on Vesak day, May 7.


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