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19 February 2020

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- Laos to host regional meetings on economy, virus control
Laos will play host to the Special Asean-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on measures to control the coronavirus outbreak, and the 5th Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on economic cooperation. The special ministerial meeting will take place on Thursday morning, sharing lessons learnt and exploring measures to prevent and handle the outbreak of COVID-19,
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- Use of water from Lik River banned after dead fish found
Authorities in Kasy district, Vientiane province, have banned  people living along a section of the Lik River from using and drinking water and eating fish from the river after lifeless fish were found in some places. District officials said on Tuesday they would not allow people living in Viengkeo and Nathaen villages to consume water from the Lik River after learning that the quality of the water was unsafe.
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- Wildlife inspection efforts deliver bears to Luang Prabang sanctuary
The Wildlife Inspection Division took possession of two young Asiatic black bears for transfer to the Free the Bears sanctuary in Luang Prabang province following a handover ceremony in Vientiane on Monday. The Wildlife Inspection Division under the Department of Forest Inspection, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry conducted the
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