Nearly 300 Lao Workers Strike Over Unpaid Wages at Chinese Garment Factory
Hundreds of workers staged a protest last week at a Chinese garment factory in the Lao capital, saying the firm did not pay their wages for March and ignored government orders to close the factory to combat the COVID-19 outbreak.
Laos Issues Tax Relief Measures to Mitigate COVID-19 Impact
On April 10, 2020, the Laos government issued tax relief measures to mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.
— Asian Briefing
One Covid-19 patient allowed to go home after recovery, no new cases for 2 days
A patient infected by the Coronavirus was discharged from Mittaphab Hospital in Vientiane on Tuesday after testing negative, even as Laos reported no new Covid-19 cases for the second consecutive day.
— Vientiane Times
US report: Chinese dams to blame for record-low Mekong water levels
An American project studying water flows of the Mekong River over 28 years has concluded that a series of recently built upstream Chinese dams have directly caused the record-low levels of water in downstream Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.
— Khmer Times
Asean nations voice concern over spread of Covid-19
Heads of state or government of the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) expressed serious concern about the spread of Covid-19 during a Special Asean Summit which took place by video conference on April 14.
— Vientiane Times
Lockdown Travel Pass Fees Waived Under New Notice
A new notice issued by the Prime Minister’s Office has officially prohibited the collection of administrative fees for the issuance of lockdown ‘travel passes’ allowing residents to move between districts.
— The Laotian Times
Laos officials review Covid-19 prevention measures
Laos officials met in the capital Vientiane on Tuesday (April 14) to review the measures in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak in Laos.
— The Star
Laos celebrates new year under Covid-19 cloud
Millions of Buddhists in Laos are celebrating the New Year holiday at home as the communist nation struggles with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Lao official lauds Việt Nam’s initiatives in ASEAN Chairmanship Year
Lao Deputy Foreign Minister Thongphane Savanphet has spoken highly of Việt Nam ’s role as the Chair of ASEAN 2020 in guiding and promoting the building of the ASEAN Community this year.
— Vietnam News
Laos thanks international community for Covid-19 assistance
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith expressed gratitude to friendly countries, ASEAN member countries and international organizations for their provision of technical asssistnace and medical supplies to the Lao PDR to support its fight against Covid-19.
Shanghai experts advise Laos on lockdown
Early lockdown had a significant effect on halting the spread of coronavirus in China, a local medical expert said during an online conference held by the Chinese embassy in Laos, Shanghai Foreign Affairs Office and Shanghai Health Commission with medical experts from Shanghai and Laos.
Thanh Hoa shares experience in containing COVID-19 with Lao province
The northern province of Thanh Hoa and neighbouring Lao province Huaphanh exchanged experience in combating the COVID-19 pandemic in an event held at the Na Meo International Border Gate’s border station on April 13.
— Vietnam Plus
Feature photo Lao Red Cross National Blood Transfusion Centre
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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