Lao morning news for May 5

Lao morning news for May 5

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Mekong levels rise to normal, more rainfall forecasted
Water levels across the vast majority of lower Mekong basin have now returned to their normal long-term averages, says the Mekong River Commission (MRC). But they are still lower than those of the 2018 and 2019 dry seasons.

14th Lao COVID-19 case returns to hospital
The National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control announced on Sunday that 10 infected patients continue to be cared for at Mittaphab Hospital in Vientiane with the 14th infected case also returning for treatment.
— Vientiane Times

Secretive Laos reports very few Covid-19 cases
Laos has remained largely unscathed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the country’s government says.
— UCA News

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

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Lao Airlines suspends all flights
The state-run Lao Airlines will suspend all domestic and international flights in order to prevent, limit and control the spread of Covid-19.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Offices, businesses back to work as govt eases restrictions
The government is permitting Party and state offices and private businesses to resume operations on Monday (May 4) as normal while continuing to strictly observe coronavirus prevention measures.
— Vientiane Times

Bodies found in search for Luang Prabang flood victims
The bodies of four people have been found in a river after they were reported missing following a recent flash flood in Kiewtaloun village, Xiengngeun district, Luang Prabang province.
— Vientiane Times

Champassak inspects Covid-19 prevention standards of companies, factories
Authorities in Champassak province have begun inspecting the Covid-19 prevention standards of companies and factories before they resume normal operations amid the pandemic.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Schools to remain closed until at least May 18
Students and teachers nationwide will have to be patient as authorities have proposed that primary and secondary schools and tertiary education institutions remain closed with an expected reopening from May 18.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Recovering COVID-19 patients re-testing positive pose virtually no danger
Health authorities are advising that local recovering COVID-19 patients who have re-tested positive possess very little to no ability to spread the virus.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Districts, foundation team up to disinfect COVID-19 in capital
District officials in the capital and Vientiane Chinese Foundation have joined forces to organise cleaning and the spraying of disinfectant to kill coronavirus along main roads and in crowded local communities.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)



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


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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