Second Covid-19 Patient Discharged from Hospital in Laos
A second Covid-19 patient has been discharged from hospital in Vientiane today, marking the second successful recovery from the virus in Laos.
— The Laotian Times
23 more COVID-19 cases test negative in Laos
Laos tested 23 more cases of COVID-19, which all of them tested negative, with the total number in the country remaining at 19.
— China Org
Laos Extends COVID-19 Lockdown Until May 3 – Prime Minister
The Lao government has ordered for a 14-day extension of nationwide lockdown in light of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith announced in a televised address on Wednesday.
Vietnam presents Laos with medical supplies for COVID-19 fight
The Military Commands of Kon Tum, Binh Dinh, and Quang Ngai provinces on April 16 handed over medical supplies to their counterparts in the Lao provinces of Champasak and Attapeu to fight COVID-19.
— Vietnam Plus
Greetings to Lao armed forces and people during Bunpimay Festival
A delegation from Thua Thien Hue Provincial Border Guard High Command visited and extended greetings to Lao armed forces and people in the two provinces of Sekong and Salavan, near the Vietnam – Laos border area, on the occasion of the Lao New Year Bunpimay Festival.
— Nhan Dan
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
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 drought last year.
— VN Express
Normally Raucous Southeast Asian New Year Celebrations All But Silenced by COVID-19
The coronavirus pandemic has dried up New Year celebrations in Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar, a Southeast Asian custom the place individuals rejoice by dousing one another with water through the hottest time of the 12 months, metaphorically washing away the sins of the previous 12 months, with small numbers brazenly defying lockdown orders.
— The Union Journal
The Mekong is the test of China’s leadership
The Mekong River originates in China and winds its way south, flowing by way of or earlier five other nations — Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam — just before it empties into the South China Sea.
— Gotech Daily
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