Lao morning news for April 29

Lao morning news for April 29

Lao PDR morning news

Covid-19 Taskforce reports no new confirmed cases
No new Covid-19 infections has been reported and the number of people with the virus remains at 19, the Covid-19 Taskforce told a press conference today.

Laos Lockdown to be Lifted if No New Covid Cases Confirmed
Lockdown in Laos could be lifted on 3 May if no new cases of Covid-19 are confirmed, and the situation in neighboring countries remains stable, according to the national taskforce.
— The Laotian Times

Laos keeps coronavirus under control
The Lao People’s Democratic Republic, referred to as the Lao PDR or Laos, has not recorded an increase in COVID-19 cases in 13 consecutive days as of April 25.
— Workers

Easing of restrictions proposed
Six restrictions under the current lockdown could be eased after May 3 if there are no more confirmed case of coronavirus by that date, authorities have suggested. .
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Local authorities misinterpret PM’s restriction order
Some local authorities have prevented people from working on their farms, which is a misinterpretation of the government’s Covid-19 prevention and control measures, the cabinet has observed.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

China aids Laos anti-epidemic supplies
Laos held a handover ceremony of China’s anti-epidemic aid here on Monday.
— Xinhua

Weekly weather outlook – more thunderstorms on the way
Laos’ northern and central provinces along with the capital are expecting more rain and thunderstorms over the upcoming week while southern areas will receive sunnier skies.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Schools expected to reopen on May 11 under close supervision
State and private kindergartens, primary and secondary schools and tertiary education institutions along with sporting activities, are expected to reopen on May 11 amid strict measures.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Prime Minister Thongloun Advises Preparing Tourism Sector
Lao Prime Minister Thongoun Sisoulith has advised the Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism to use its time wisely in refurbishing and upgrading tourism sites in preparation for the country’s reopening after the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Laotian Times

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

Hotel and Restaurant Owners Discuss Concerns with DPM
Hotel and restaurant owners have brought their concerns before the Deputy Prime Minister in relation to lockdown measures put in place during the coronavirus, or Covid-19, pandemic.
— The Laotian Times

Authorities urge public to ready against deadly dengue
Health authorities are calling on the public to make preparations against the dengue virus this rainy season after one person has already died from the disease this year. As of April 24, 904 people.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

PM visits Friendship Hospital to monitor patient treatment
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has stressed the importance of protecting medical workers from infection while they care for patients who have contracted Covid-19.
— Vientiane Times

Vientiane Police crack down on online games shops for violations
Police are taking strict action against businesses conducting illegal lotteries, slot machine outlets and online games shops after finding three shops that were open in violation of the nationwide lockdown.
— Vientiane Times



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


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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