Lao morning news for April 27

Lao morning news for April 27

Lao PDR morning newsThree more virus patients discharged, 13 days with no new cases
Three COVID-19 patients being treated at Vientiane’s Friendship Hospital returned home on Saturday after twice testing negative for the virus, while no new infections have been reported for 13 straight days.
— Vientiane Times

Lao health system continues to offer immunization services despite COVID-19 pandemic
Despite the arrival of COVID-19 in the Lao PDR last month, the health system here is continuing to provide essential health services – and in particular immunization.

COVID-19 Hotline Numbers By Province
Apart from the 24-hour-a-day national COVID-19 hotline numbers 165, 064 166, 166, and 021 212610 (based in the capital city of Vientiane), there are also numbers based in the provinces residents can contact for all inquiries related to the disease.
— The Laotian Times

Lao PM extends restrictions for virus control to May 3 despite no new infections for 11 days
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has told the cabinet to continue to strictly enforce measures to prevent and control the coronavirus, even though there are positive signs that Laos is on track to containing the disease.
— The Star

Luang Phabang urgently needs blood for transfusion
The Lao Red Cross in Luang Phabang province urgently requires blood for transfusions because it doesn’t have enough blood bags in stock as a consequence of the Covid-19 outbreak.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Government helps Lao students stranded abroad
The government has expanded assistance to Lao students stranded abroad because of Covid-19-related travel restrictions, especially those who are currently in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao culture, tourism sectors hit hard by COVID-19 outbreak
The Lao culture and tourism sectors have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic reflected by the suspension and restrictions of cultural and customary activities.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Phongsavanh Foundation, Lao Front assist Savannakhet Provincial Hospital to fight Covid-19
The Phongsavanh Foundation and Lao Front for National Development (LFND) have donated medical supplies and consumer products worth about 51.6 million kip to Savannakhet Provincial Hospital to help in the fight against Covid-19.
— Vientiane Times

Ministry of Health records another no-new-infection day
Saturday witnessed no new covid-19 infections in the Lao PDR. As a result the total infections in the country has remained at 19 for 13 consecutive days.

No new Covid-19 cases for 12 consecutive days
The Lao government has recorded no new Covid-19 cases for 12 consecutive days, though authorities are continuing to implement strict monitoring measures to prevent the spread of the virus until May 3.
— Vientiane Times

Covid-19: no new infections recorded
Some 83 people were tested for Covid-19 on Apr 23 and the test results suggested that none of them were positive to Covid-19.

PM extends restrictions for virus control, some eased to minimise economic impact
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has told the cabinet to continue to strictly enforce measures to prevent and control the coronavirus, even though there are positive signs that Laos is on track to containing the disease.
— Vientiane Times

Chinese engineering firm fully resumes construction of China-Laos railway
The Laos-China Railway Co, Ltd. (LCRC), a joint venture based in the Laos capital Vientiane in charge of the railway, said on Saturday (April 25) that the China Railway Group Limited (CREC) has resumed construction at all its work sites along the China-Laos Railway.
— The Star

Midwives save lives: an ambitious skills building project to improve maternal health care in Laos
Investment in strengthening the quality midwifery care gives rise to a huge return on maternal, adolescent and child health.

National leadership and harmonised joint efforts for psychosocial support
Members of the Lao Women’s Union (LWU), Vientiane Youth Centers (VYC) and Lao Youth Union (LYU) recently met in Vientiane to participate in an online training programme on psychosocial support during the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Vientiane Times



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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on World Day for Safety and Health at Work, April 28.


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