Lao morning news for April 30

Lao morning news for April 30

Lao PDR morning news

All three Luang Prabang Covid-19 patients discharged, no new cases for 17 days
All the three Covid-19 patients being treated at the Luang Prabang Hospital have been discharged after they tested negative for the virus, while no new infections have been reported across Laos for 17 straight days.
— Vientiane Times

Key tunnel of China-Laos railway drilled through: constructor
China Railway No. 5 Engineering Group (CREC-5) told Xinhua on Wednesday that it has drilled through the Ban Konlouang Tunnel, a key bottleneck project of the China-Laos railway, 43 days ahead of schedule.
— Xinhua

Health Ministry finds face masks don’t meet quality standards
Many face masks and hand sterilisation gels being sold across the country have not passed tests for quality standards after authorities sent samples to laboratories for checking.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Poverty Reduction Fund ploughs on with four-year nutrition programme
The Poverty Reduction Fund (PRF) will continue improving its livelihood and nutrition activities over the next four years but won’t fund work in healthcare as some media reported recent-ly.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

China aids Laos anti-epidemic supplies
On the occasion, Chinese Ambassador to the Lao PDR Jiang Zaidong said that with the coordination between the two parties’ international departments, the Chinese anti-epidemic medical expert team had worked with the Lao side, assisting to formulate a complete scheme to resist COVID-19 from the outside and to prevent the virus from spreading domestically.

Govt discusses post-lockdown measures
The government looks set to keep some strict measures in place as part of its bold policy to control the spread of COVID-19, following a high-level meeting in Vientiane.
— Vientiane Times

Asean tourism ministers report impact of COVID-19
Tourism ministers of Asean member countries reported the effects of COVID-19 on the sector as well as shared ideas to seek solutions during a special video conference on Wednesday.
— Vientiane Times

Private sector continues supporting govt to contain COVID-19
Several companies have provided assistance to the government this week to support its ongoing efforts to control the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

No new cases, patients recovering from Covid-19 reach 8
The Covid-19 Taskforce reported today that now new Covid-19 cases was recorded and the number of patients recovering from the disease reached 8.

COVID-19 survivor: don’t believe fake news on social media
The public should stop reading false information about COVID-19 circulating on social media because it could be harmful to people’s health, according to a recovering virus patient.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Numerous motorists return to roads despite lockdown
A recent meeting of the National Taskforce Committee for Prevention and Control of Covid-19 discussed the problem of many people traveling out of their homes despite the government extending the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown to May 3.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)



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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