Lao morning news for May 8

Lao morning news for May 8

Lao PDR morning newsRecovered Covid-19 Patients to be Retested to Reassure Public
Health officials have announced that nine patients who had recovered from Covid-19 will return to hospital for further testing in a bid to reassure the public.
— The Laotian Times

Remaining virus patients to return home subject to tests
The National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control has announced the 10 remaining virus patients in hospital will be permitted to return home if their second test comes back negative.
— Vientiane Times

On the lookout for the silver lining: supporting e-commerce in Laos
13 to 16 April was Pi Mai, the Lao national holiday that welcomes in the Buddhist new year. Usually characterised by festive gatherings, water fights and the consumption of large quantities of Beer Lao, this year it was quiet and subdued, as the country of seven million entered its third week of COVID-19 mitigation.
— Development Policy

Farmers told to brace for dry three months
Laos farmers are expected to have difficulty finding enough water for wet season rice planting from May to July as hotter weather brings less rain, according to forecasters.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao Christians Harassed, Arrested Despite ‘Improving’ Religious Freedom Conditions
Christian believers in Laos remain subject to harassment by local officials in spite of an updated law protecting religious activities and constitutional guarantees of religious freedoms, sources in the one-party communist state say.

Schools to implement preventative measures ahead of reopening
State and private primary and secondary school administrators should implement precautionary measures in readiness for reopening and to prevent further outbreaks of the coronavirus.
— Vientiane Times

Southeast Asia: Laos has no new COVID-19 case for 25 consecutive days
Laos’ Health Ministry said the country had not recorded any new case of COVID-19 for 25 days in a row as of late May 6, with the total cases remaining at 19 with 10 having recovered.
— Vietnam Plus

Khammuan promulgates ruling to administer farmland sustainably
Khammuan authorities have issued a governor’s decision, which aims to ensure effective administration of agricultural land amid the growing threat of rapid development in the central province.
— Vientiane Times

Ministry of Planning and Investment discusses 9th Five-Year Plan for 2021-25
Laos will face difficulties in formulating its Five-Year Plan for 2021-25 because of the Covid-19 outbreak, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Planning and Investment, Dr Sonexay Siphandone, has told a crucial meeting.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Mining company donates medical equipment, cash worth US$650,000
Phu Bia Mining’s parent company, PanAust Group, has donated essential equipment and supplies worth US$ 650,000 for medical facilities that are screening and treating Covid-19 cases in Laos.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Health officials strive to take sting out of dengue fever
Health authorities and local Attapeu officials are actively monitoring their areas in the fight against dengue with the province’s prevalence of the disease higher this year compared to the same period last year.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Fire destroys house in Xaysettha
A fire that engulfed a house in Phonxay village in Xaysettha district of Vientiane resulted in damage estimated to be worth 150 million kip.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

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.


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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