Lao morning news for April 1

Lao morning news for April 1

Lao PDR morning news

Laos goes into total lockdown
Laos a tiny landlocked country sharing borders with Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China and Myanmar went into lockdown 30 March.

Laos put brakes on all bus services, stations
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has announced the suspension of all bus services and temporary closure of bus stations as a preventative measure against Covid-19 following the first confirmed cases in the country.
— Vientiane Times

Laos allows shuttle flights to evacuate foreigners
Shuttle flights will be allowed for countries to pick up their citizens from Laos, the Lao foreign minister said when briefing foreign embassies and diplomatic representatives and international organisations here about the Covid-19 situation.
— The Star

Covid-19 updates
A press conference in Vientiane, Mar 31, 2020(KPL) 183 people who have had close contact with the 9 covid-19 infected people are being quarantined at their homes and their symptoms are monitored daily by health workers, according to Deputy Minister of Health Phouthone Meuangpak.

COVID-19 Cases Rise Across Southeast Asia as Governments Step Up Damage Control
Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar took more preventative measures in response to the COVID-19 crisis Monday as each of the four Southeast Asian countries reported small increases in confirmed cases that threatened to tax overstretched health care systems.

China Helps Laos With Medical Equipment as Coronavirus Wave Begins
China on Tuesday donated truckloads of medical supplies to Laos, where hospitals struggled with shortages of gear, while Vietnam imposed social distancing polices and moved to relax restrictions on rice exports it had earlier made to ensure food security during COVID-19 the crisis.

Lao Covid-19 cases remain at 9
Laos reported no increase in Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, with total confirmed infections remaining at nine, according to the national committee in charge of prevention and control measures.
— Vientiane Times

Authorities instructed to monitor returning workers’ self-quarantine
Local and health authorities across the country need to monitor the self-quarantine of workers returning to the country to prevent the spread of the Covid-19, according to a leading official.
— Vientiane Times

Almost 100 emergency phone poles rolled out in city
Authorities in Vientiane have completed installing almost 100 emergency phone poles along .
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos updates int’l community amidst virus pandemic
he government has briefed foreign embassies and diplomatic representatives, and international organisations in Laos to address problems they may face during the country’s lockdown to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Vientiane Times

Taskforce demands effective execution of PM’s order as virus cases rise
The national committee in charge of Covid-19 Prevention and Control on Monday urged relevant authorities and people nationwide to effectively implement the prime minister’s order as the number of virus cases rose to nine.
— Vientiane Times

Vientiane implements quarantine controls for illegal border crossings
Vientiane is employing quarantine restrictions on Lao people and foreigners.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Xayaboury opens Border Liaison Office to counter drugs, crimes
Authorities in Xayaboury province have opened a Border Liaison Office (BLO) at the Nam Heuang-Nakaxeng international border between Laos and Thailand to boost cooperation in the fight against drug trafficking and crimes.
— Vientiane Times

Setthathirath Hospital vows to continue free treatment for poor
Setthathirath Hospital in Vientiane plans to continue its free treatment .
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Students start online classes amid school closures
Students in Vientiane have begun online studies for key subjects after.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Special policy mulled for workers taking leave during virus outbreak
Authorities are considering a special policy to help workers impacted by thek.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Home delivery services take off as virus fears rise
Home delivery services in Vientiane have surged in popularity among consumers. .
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

20 houses destroyed by fire in Attapeu
Twenty wooden houses and eight rice houses in Dakyok village of Sanxay district of Attapeu province were destroyed by a fire last week, resulting in losses of more than 200 million kip.
— Vientiane Times



Feature photo via Ambassador Deng Xijun

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on COVID-19 in Asean.


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