Lao morning news for April 16

Lao morning news for April 16

Lao PDR morning newsLaos records no new Covid-19 case for three consecutive days
Laos has not recorded any new Coronavirus infections for three consecutive days since April 13, the National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control said on Wednesday.
— Vientiane Times

Laos tests 30 more negative cases of Covid-19
Laos tested 30 more cases of Covid-19, which all of them were tested negative, with the total number of confirmed cases in the country remaining at 19.
— The Star

Laos extends lockdown by 14 days for fight against Covid-19
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on Wednesday asked the Lao people to strictly follow the recommendations of the National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control as the nationwide lockdown was extended by 14 days till May 3.
— Vientiane Times

Lao Central Bank Denies Issuance of LAK 500,000 Note
Laos’ central bank (Bank of Laos) has issued a public notice (dated 1 April) debunking rumors of a plan to print LAK 500,000 notes.
— The Laotian Times

Laos Issues Guidelines for Freight Operators
On April 11, 2020, the Lao Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) issued Guidelines for the Domestic Transportation of Goods, and Entering and Exiting the Lao PDR, during the Protection, Control, and Eradication Period for COVID-19 No. 266/MPWT.
— Lexology

Mixed measures taken by CLMV nations in fight against Covid-19
Mid-April New Year celebrations were cancelled in Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia in a bid to halt the spread of Covid-19, along with existing border restrictions on foreign arrivals.
— TTG Asia

Mekong river groups urge China to show transparency after dam report
Groups working to protect the Mekong River have called for greater transparency and cooperation from China after a report that Chinese dams held back water during a damaging drought in downstream countries last year.
— Bangkok Post

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.
— RFA

Lao Central Bank Denies Issuance of LAK 500,000 Note
Laos’ central bank (Bank of Laos) has issued a public notice (dated 1 April) debunking rumors of a plan to print LAK 500,000 notes.
— The Laotian Times

Japanese man suspected of murdering Norwegian woman in Laos
Laotian police have placed a 38-year-old Japanese man on an international wanted list in connection with the murder of a Norwegian woman in the Southeast Asian country.
— The Mainichi

 

 

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