Lao morning news for March 30

Lao morning news for March 30

Lao PDR morning newsLaos Announces Two New Covid-19 Cases: Total Now 8
Laos has announced two more confirmed cases of the new Coronavirus known as Covid-19 in Luang Prabang and Vientiane Capital.
— The Laotian Times

Laos To Enter Full Lockdown Starting March 30
Government Spokesperson and Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office Chalern Yapaoher headed a press conference just moments ago, in which he outlined the details of the Prime Minister’s Order regarding the country’s new and upgraded COVID-19 regulations.
— The Laotian Times

Face Mask Shortages Cause Price Hikes Across Southeast Asia as COVID-19 Spreads
Face mask shortages in Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic are leading to price increases, causing many to reuse their disposable masks, make their own masks at home, or use materials like baby wipes to cover their faces.

Foreigners, stateless people can apply for Lao stay extensions
Foreigners and stateless people who cannot leave Laos at this time, because all borders are closed to prevent the spread of Covid-19, can request extensions on their stay.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

PM inspects Covid-19 preventive and control measures in Savannakhet
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on Thursday visited Savannakhet to inspect measures local authorities have taken to prevent, control and respond to covid-19.

Chinese medical team arrives in Laos to help fight virus
A team of Chinese medical experts, along with medical materials, arrived in Laos capital Vientiane by a chartered plane on Sunday (March 29) to assist Laos to fight the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
— The Star

Health Official urges public to comply with anti-COVID-19 measures
Deputy Minister of Health Phouthone Meuangpak has urged members of public to remain vigilant and protect themselves by complying with anti covid-19 measures the government has imposed.

Vietnamese PM holds phone talks with Lao, Cambodian counterparts
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on March 26 held separate phone talks with his Lao and Cambodian counterparts, during which the leaders discussed coordination between Vietnam and the two countries in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

PM inspects provincial readiness to combat Covid-19
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith travelled to the central province of Khammuan on Thursday where he inspected the readiness of provincial authorities in the battle against Covid-19.
— Vientiane Times

Chinese aid boosts Lao efforts against Covid-19
The Chinese government has delivered 2,000 virus detection kits to assist Laos’ prevention and control efforts against Covid-19, according to information from the Chinese Embassy in Vientiane.
— Vientiane Times

Laos appraises Mekong-Lancang Cooperation
Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) has racked up tangible results contributing to socio-economic development in member countries since the initiative was launched in 2016.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos, DPR Korea rekindle ongoing friendly cooperation
The Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday signed a cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People’s.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Local firm supports government in containing COVID-19 virus
Vientiane’s Lao Brewery Company has donated 2 billion kip to the government to tide over the coronavirus outbreak in the country
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Luang Prabang tourism staff cutback hours to help sustain business
Local tourism officials have reported a drastic decline in visitor numbers since the emergence of the global Covid-19 pandemic. Employees at accommodation houses and tourist sites.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao PSTV to broadcast via Lao satellite
The Lao Public Security Television (PSTV) has signed an agreement with the Lao Asia-Pacific Satellite Co Ltd to beam its channel via the Lao Sat-1 satellite.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)



Feature photo via Ambassador Deng Xijun

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on COVID-19 in Asean.


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