Lao morning news for May 6

Lao morning news for May 6

Lao PDR morning news

Laos reopening businesses after no virus cases for 23 consecutive days
Laos confirmed no new Covid-19 (Coronavirus) cases for 23 consecutive days, with the total number of confirmed cases remaining at 19, Laos Deputy Minister of Health Phouthone Meaungpak told a press conference on Tuesday (May 5).
— The Star

Government Mulls Unemployment Package amid Economic Downturn
The government is considering measures to be included in an unemployment package to aid those who have found themselves jobless due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Laotian Times

Govt strictly monitoring people entering Laos to prevent spread of Covid-19
The government is strictly implementing preventive measures and monitoring people entering Laos at the borders to prevent the spread of Covid-19, even as the country recorded no new infections for 23 consecutive days.
— Vientiane Times

Chinese Railway Workers Are Put Under Quarantine Upon Return to Laos
Chinese laborers working on a high-speed rail line connecting landlocked Laos with its northern neighbor China are being allowed to re-enter Laos if they go into quarantine to address COVID-19 concerns which have kept the country’s border closed to others, Lao sources say.

COVID-19: Laos agrees to facilitate repatriation of Vietnamese citizens
Lao authorities have agreed to allow Vietnamese citizens living and working in Laos to return to Vietnam via international border gates, said the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos on May 5.
— Vietnam Plus

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KOICA Supports COVID-19 Prevention Supplies to Children’s Hospital
KOICA Office in the Lao PDR donated emergency supplies for the prevention of COVID-19’ to Children’s Hospital in Vientiane Capital on April 30.

Govt, private offices strictly implement measures to prevent Covid-19
Many government and private offices across Laos are still implementing strict monitoring measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, especially checking the temperature of employees entering the facilities.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao students given green light to return to overseas study
Local students wanting to resume their studies at overseas educational institutions have been permitted to do so, but they must follow all laws and rules of the Lao government and host nations.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Businesses must implement virus measures to prevent new outbreaks
Enterprises operating during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic must strictly implement precautionary measures to avert further outbreaks of the virus, authorities have advised.
— Vientiane Times

Asean link in China-US Covid-19 fight
It took Laos, the coordinator of Asean-US relations, a full three days to work on the joint statement from the April 23 teleconference between the Asean foreign ministers and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo before it could be released.
— Bangkok Post

Ministry of Health assesses measures for Covid-19 prevention in Khammuan
The Ministry of Health has assessed the measures put in place by Khammuan provincial authorities provide to prevent and control Covid-19, including steps to treat patients, health protection standards at accommodation facilities for workers.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

UNFPA supports Laos’ response to Covid-19
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has provided medical supplies to assist Laos’ efforts to prevent and control the spread of Covid-19 and maintain the safety of health workers.
— Vientiane Times

Xayaboury reports on Covid-19 prevention measures
Samples collected from 77 people in Xayaboury province were tested for Covid-19 over the past month, but all gave a negative result. The tests were reported at a meeting held by provincial authorities on Monday to summarise the province’s virus prevention .
— 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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