Day: February 28, 2020

US, ASEAN Postpone March Summit Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

STATE DEPARTMENT – The United States said Friday that Washington was postponing a special summit with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as countries around the globe continued to fight the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). As t…

Posted in Health February 28, 2020

Lao Woman Arrested For Social Media Posts on Virus Scare

Police in the Lao capital Vientiane arrested a 25-year-old woman this week for posting rumors online that persons infected with coronavirus were shopping at the Chinese Sanjiang shopping mall in the city.The woman, whose name was not given in reports, …

Posted in Health February 28, 2020

Tunnel Work on Laos-China Railway Pollutes Local Waterways

Construction work on a railway project linking Laos with China is filling a creek in Vientiane province and other local waterways with waste released by the boring of tunnels, polluting the water and harming the livelihoods of local residents, sources …

Posted in General February 28, 2020