Lao morning news for April 22

Lao morning news for April 22

Lao PDR morning newsGovt mulling compensation for unemployed workers
Employees who are members of their business’s social insurance scheme may be eligible to receive about 500,000 kip as part of measures to help people affected by the Covid-19 outbreak, provided by the National Social Security Fund (NSSF).
— Vientiane Times

22 returnees released after quarantine
Twenty-two Thais who returned from work in Laos have been released after undergoing a 14-day quarantine without any signs of being infected with Covid-19.
— Bangkok Post

Local Workers on Lao-China Railway Say They Have Gone Without Pay For Months
Up to 30 Lao workers building a nearly completed railway project that will connect landlocked Laos with China say that they have not been paid in three to four months, because their Chinese employers left the area and went home early this year amid the spread of the coronavirus.

Southeast Asia’s hydropower boom grinds to a halt as COVID-19 stalls projects
Incomplete and prospective hydropower dam projects in Southeast Asia, particularly along the Mekong River and its tributaries, are at risk of major delays and shutdowns as the COVID-19 pandemic impacts major industries, energy markets and worker safety.
— Channel News Asia

COVID-19: Vietnam presents medical supplies to Lao people
The Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association on April 21 presented medical supplies to help Lao people, especially doctors and nurses who are directly involved in preventing and combating the COVID-19.
— Vietnam Plus

LAOS: national leadership and harmonized joint efforts for psychosocial support
As the world reaches the fourth month of COVID-19 pandemic, the needs of populations continue to increase, not only for health assistance but also for psychosocial support and wellbeing.

More Covid-19 patients likely to be discharged
Some of the 17 people currently in hospital after contracting Covid-19 were set to return home yesterday if they tested twice negative for the virus.
— Vientiane Times

No new case reported
Covid-19 Taskforce has reported no new infections recorded for April 21. The total currently remains at 19.

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

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.

Vientiane internet cafes to remain closed
Vientiane authorities announced on Monday that all internet cafes in the capital will remain closed from April 22 to May 3 as part of government efforts to control the COVID-19 outbreak.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao seeks more supplies for fight against Covid-19
The Lao government is mobilising more equipment and medical supplies from other countries and international organisations to bolster its efforts to counter the spread of Covid-19.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Farmers’ group calls for govt assistance during current crisis
Lao Farmer Network is asking the government and private sector for support as farmers struggle to distribute their produce to consumers during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Gathering COVID-19 clouds postpone Khammuan solar power project
Work on a project supplying solar power to villages in Khammuan province’s isolated Nakai district has been delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in Laos.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)



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


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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