Lao morning news for April 21

Lao morning news for April 21

Lao PDR morning newsCovid-19: no new cases reported
Covid-19 Taskforce has confirmed no new infections for April 20. The total of Covid-19 infection cases has remained at 19 for eight consecutive days.

103 Hospitals among facilities in Laos treating Covid-19 cases
The 103 Hospital has been among health facilities in Laos providing treatment for Covid-19 since last month, before the disease began spreading in the country.
— Vientiane Times

Lockdown Breakdown? Vientiane Population Takes to the Road
Residents of Vientiane Capital have taken to the road following the end of the Lao New Year holiday, despite an order from the Prime Minister to stay at home.
— The Laotian Times

Local authorities urged to enforce PM’s Order on lockdown
Local authorities must ensure that Prime Minister’s Order No. 6, aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19 by putting a lockdown in place, is enforced, health officials say.
— Vientiane Times

Authorities urge public not to misuse COVID-19 hotlines
Laos’ efforts against the coronavirus are being hampered by too many people tying up national information hotlines to pass on fake news to health authorities, according to a leading official.
— Vientiane Times

COVID-19 taskforce confirms no new cases for 7 days
No new COVID-19 cases have been recorded in Laos for seven consecutive days with the total number of confirmed infections unchanged at 19 as of Sunday, authorities announced.
— Vientiane Times

Family Cut Off From Lao Pastor Since His Mid-March Arrest For Christian Service
A Lao Christian pastor was arrested on March 15 for conducting a religious ceremony without permission from authorities and is being held without charge or visits from his family amid measures to counter the coronavirus epidemic, RFA has learned.

Four people die during Lao New Year festivities in Vientiane
Four people died and another 16 were injured in 11 road accidents in the five days of the Pi Mai Lao (Lao New Year) celebrations in Vientiane during April 13-16, according to the Traffic Police Department.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

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)

Schools, centres of higher education to remain closed
The Ministry of Education and Sports announced on Friday that all schools and tertiary centres of education will remain closed from April 22 to May 3 as part of government efforts to curb the Covid-19 outbreak.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

2.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Xayaboury
An earthquake measuring 2.9 on the Richter scale was recorded in Xaysathan district, Xayaboury province, on April 18, the Meteorology and Hydrology Department reported on the day.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)



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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on World Malaria Day, April 25


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