Lao morning news for May 7

Lao morning news for May 7

Lao PDR morning newsTaskforce prioritises virus checks for arrivals, cautions on travel plans
The National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control is prioritising surveillance and quarantine measures on people entering Laos as it attempts to extend the positive results of the domestic lockdown against the virus.
— Vientiane Times

Chinese Railway Workers Are Put Under Quarantine Upon Return to Laos
Chinese laborers working on a high-speed rail line connecting landlocked Laos with its northern neighbor China are being allowed to re-enter Laos if they go into quarantine to address COVID-19 concerns which have kept the country’s border closed to others, Lao sources say.
— RFA

Medics retesting recovered virus patients to ease public concerns
Health authorities have announced that nine patients recuperating from COVID-19 need to return to hospital for retesting after 14 days in a move to reassure the public.
— Vientiane Times

UN Population Fund supports Laos’ response to Covid-19
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has provided medical supplies to assist Laos’ efforts to prevent and control the spread of Covid-19 and maintain the safety of health workers.
— The Star

FM Sends Condolence Message To the Republic of Korea
Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith on May 4 sent a message of condolences to his counterpart of the Republic of Korea Kang Kyung-wha on fire that broke out at a warehouse construction site in the city of Icheon, Gyeonggi province on April 29.
— KPL

Over 100 houses damaged by hailstorm in Xieng Khuang
A hailstorm and heavy rain swept across Kham district of Xieng Khuang province recently, damaging more than 100 houses in the area, officials said.
— Vientiane Times

Mekong embankment project in Kaysone to be completed in 2021
A total of 980 metres of the Mekong embankment in Kaysone Phomvihane city of Savanakhet province has been completed so far and the project is expected to be finished next year.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Luang Prabang tourist sites to remained closed
Authorities of Luang Prabang province have advised that all tourist sites and associated services will stay closed to minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Vangvieng upgrades facilities for tourists
Authorities of Vangvieng district in Vientiane province have upgraded facilities, especially roads and bridges, to boost tourism after the end of the Covid-19 crisis.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Agriculture dept supports provincial inspectors improve farming standards
The Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has continued training 22 representatives from the provinces of Vientiane, Champassak, Xekong and Saravan as well as the capital to improve their knowledge as standards inspectors for good agriculture.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao business sector continues support to prevent new outbreaks
The government has welcomed donations of medical supplies including intensive care mobile ventilators worth about 1.48 billion kip from Phongsubthavy Group Co., Ltd to assist the treatment of COVID-19 patients.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

 

 

Feature photo Benh Lieu Song
This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on Vesak day, May 7.

 

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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