Lao morning news for April 24

Lao morning news for April 24

Lao PDR morning news

Laos Remains Vulnerable Despite Mostly Avoiding COVID-19 Carnage, Officials Say
Health officials in Laos say the government has implemented effective measures to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus, but that authorities must ensure they continue to be upheld because the impoverished nation with limited medical resources remains at risk.
— RFA

Ministry of Labour to create jobs for Lao workers amid Covid-19 crisis
The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare will collect information on Lao workers who returned home from Thailand during the Covid-19 outbreak from each province in order to create jobs for them.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Covid-19 Hotline Overwhelmed By Non-COVID-19 Inquiries
The national Covid-19 hotline in Laos has been overwhelmed by calls unrelated to the coronavirus, including prank calls and inquiries about other health conditions.
— The Laotian Times

Two Luang Prabang Covid-19 patients discharged, no new cases for 10 days
Two of the three Covid-19 patients in Luang Prabang Hospital were set to return home today if they twice tested negative for the virus, while no new cases of infection have been reported for 10 straight days.
— Vientiane Times

China’s Shanghai donates anti-epidemic materials to Lao capital
Chinese Ambassador to Laos Jiang Zaidong (L) and Vientiane mayor Sinlavong Khoutphaythoune attend the handover ceremony for anti-epidemic materials from China in Vientiane, Laos, April 21, 2020.
— Xinhua

Survivors of PNPC Dam Collapse in Laos Flee Deteriorating Relocation Centers
Nearly two years after the worst dam collapse in Laos in decades, thousands of survivors have fled from temporary relocation centers as conditions in the centers go from bad to worse, the displaced flood victims told RFA.
— RFA

Report: GDP growth expected at 3.3 percent, lowest in decades
As a result of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is projected to grow at just 3.3 percent in 2020 – the lowest rate in three and a half decades, a new report suggests.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Factories, businesses to operate amid lockdown
Factories and businesses at the heart of the Lao economy will be able to resume their operations amid the extended lockdown ordered by the Prime Minister to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Cleaning, disinfecting ordered for quarantine facilities
Local authorities will need to clean and disinfect quarantine facilities around the country to stop the spread of COVID-19, according to a Ministry of Health order. The activity will be implemented after people who are self-isolating at quarantine facilities return home.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Govt targets policies to help residents, business during pandemic
The government is devising policies to help residents reduce their cost of living as well as ease the strain on businesses struggling during the COVID-19 outbreak.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Teachers use YouTube to improve skillsduring lockdown
Primary school teachers across the country can now upgrade their skills from home thanks to uploaded content on the ‘Teacher Development Videos’ YouTube channel.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos to Experience Stunted Economic Growth amid Coronavirus Pandemic
As a result of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, Laos’ Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is expected to rise by only 3.3 percent in 2020 – the lowest rate in three and a half decades, according to a new estimate.
— The Laotian Times

Interview: Lao artist sings for medical heros fighting against COVID-19
Some Lao artists have composed songs to voice their support to medical teams and frontline workers in their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
— China Org

Bushfires destroy 100,000 hectares of forests
More than 100,000 hectares of forests in Luang Namtha province were destroyed by bushfires that raged for more than a month, officials have said.
— Vientiane Times

 

 

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