21 May 2020

Laos calls for global unity in overcoming Covid-19 pandemic


- UN COVID-19 response and recovery fund backing Laos
The United Nations will support the Lao government’s preparedness and response to the coronavirus under its COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund with two UN projects approved via the fund recently. According to a joint Laos-UN media statement released on Wednesday, the fund was recently launched by the UN Secretary-General to
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- Banks urged to extend loan repayment deadlines
The Bank of the Lao PDR is asking commercial banks and financial institutions to ease the burden on business owners and workers suffering the effects of the Covid-19 outbreak by extending the deadline for loan repayments. Speaking at a media conference on May 17, Deputy Governor of the Bank of the Lao PDR, Mr Phouthaxay Sivilay, said commercial banks and financial institutions under the administration of the
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- Laos calls for global unity in overcoming Covid-19 pandemic
Lao health officials need to work in partnership with other countries to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, so that the global community rather individual countries can put a stop to this virulent disease. Minister of Health Associate Prof. Dr Bounkong Syhavong made the call for global unity as he joined representatives of the United Nations, World Health Organisation, China, France, Germany, Republic of Korea,
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- World Bank supports govt to mitigate impacts of COVID 19
The Ministry of Planning and Investment and the World Bank have agreed to work together to mitigate the economic impact of the Covid-19 crisis and to discuss a policy framework for the recovery of the economy, strengthen macroeconomic stability and promote sustainable growth, ..More >>>

- Rural schools lack medical equipment to prevent Covid-19  
Many schools across the country can comply with measures suggested by the National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control but schools in rural areas still lack medical equipment to counter the Coronavirus. ....More >>>

- More people use bus services
A siseable number of people are using public transport in Laos, such as bus services, after the government allowed transport firms to resume operation across the country from Monday. “Our bus services from Vientiane to other provinces resumed from May 18,” ...More >>>

- Health officials strive to take sting out of dengue fever
Health authorities are advising provincial health departments to actively monitor their areas in the fight against dengue fever, as the prevalence of the disease in the provinces is higher this year than last. ....More >>>

- New primary school curriculum chalking up progress
The Ministry of Education and Sports is preparing to roll out the new Grade 2 primary school curriculum in September as authorities observe the first positive results of implementing the new Grade 1 curriculum. ....More >>>





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