Lao morning news for April 10

Lao morning news for April 10

Lao PDR morning news

Covid-19 Taskforce confirms 16th case
The Covid-19 Taskforce confirmed this afternoon one more new infection case, taking the total number of people diagnosed with Covid-19 in the Lao PDR to 16.

Last flights to return home
Here’s some good news for British travellers who are stranded in Thailand hoping to snatch up a flight to the UK.

International medical supply donations assist Covid-19 prevention
The Ministry of Health has welcomed a donation of medical supplies worth about US117,500 to assist Laos’ efforts to prevent and control the spread of Covid-19 from ICBC Bank.
— Vientiane Times

Laos to join special Asean summits on virus response
Lao Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Saleumxay Kommasith on Thursday joined a regional video conference, which discussed preparations for the special Asean and Asean plus 3 summits on COVID-19 response.
— Vientiane Times

PNGean man demonstrated symptoms after leaving PNG: Minister
The Papua New Guinean who tested positive in Laos demonstrated symptoms 27 days after leaving PNG.
— Loop

PM: Aid to fight COVID-19 ‘for the people, not for sale’
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has told authorities to take action to ensure that aid supplied by various parties is distributed to the people and officials tasked with fighting the coronavirus – not put on sale.
— Vientiane Times

Internet providers stream extra online options during pandemic
Internet providers in Laos are now offering promotions to help the public stay connected in response to the government’s current stay at and work from home campaign.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos to join special Asean summits on virus response
Lao Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Saleumxay Kommasith on Thursday joined a regional video conference, which discussed preparations for the special Asean and Asean plus 3 summits on COVID-19 response.
— The Star

Govt teams to assess effect of Covid-19 on the economy
The government has appointed specific teams to monitor and address the effects of Covid-19, led by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Planning and Investment, Dr Sonexay Siphandone.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Chinese experts share anti-epidemic experiences with Lao peers
The Chinese anti-epidemic medical team, divided into two groups, have been sharing anti-epidemic experiences with local Lao governments and medical staff in Laos’ southern and northern hubs of Pakse and Luang Prabang from Tuesday to Thursday.
— Xinhua

Yoga practice welcomed into third-grade curriculum
Yoga will be introduced into the new Grade 3 Physical Education curriculum in primary schools across the country in academic year 2021.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Air Pollution From Brushfires Chokes Rural Villages in Northern Laos
Brushfires in Laos’ northern provinces Wednesday spewed smoke and fine particulate matter into the air, causing respiratory problems for downwind residents in the Southeast Asian country, who say that the government failed to warn them about air pollution.

UN in Laos calls for end to discrimination against virus affected people
The United Nations in Laos has called for an end to discrimination against people who are affected by COVID-19 as such actions violate human rights.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Medical masks presented to Laos-Vietnam friendship assoc
Vice Director of the Ministry of Public Security’s Department of Foreign Relations and Standing Vice President of the Vietnam – Laos Friendship Association (VLFA)’s chapter in the public security force Nguyen Minh Hieu has presented 100 million VND (4,300 USD) and 1,000 medical masks to the Laos – Vietnam Friendship Association (LVFA).
— Vietnam Plus

Over 1,000 migrant women receive essential sanitary kits
Over 1,000 returning Lao women in quarantine facilities for COVID-19 prevention will receive essential sanitary kits supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos goes to the movies
In most countries, the phrase “let’s go to the movies” is commonplace. In tiny Laos, which has no tradition of cinema and lies in the cultural shadow of neighboring Thailand, it is a rallying cry.
— Nikkei

Almost 90 killed nationwide in road accidents in March
Nearly 90 people were killed in road accidents across the country during March, according to the latest report from the Traffic Police Department of the Ministry of Public Security.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Nutrition a key as Poverty Reduction Fund impacts provinces
More than 28,000 residents in six target districts in Luang Prabang province are set to benefit from Poverty Reduction Fund projects this year.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)



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


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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