(KPL/KCNA) -- The 6th Conference of Cell Secretaries of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) was opened in Pyongyang on April 6 amid the great interest and expectation of all Party members and people all out in implementing new strategic line and struggle policy of the socialist construction set forth at the 8th Congress of the WPK and the 2nd Plenary Meeting of the 8th Party Central Committee.

(KPL) Four new cases were confirmed on Apr 16 with the total reaching 58, according to the Director of the Department of Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health. Dr Rattanaxay Phetsouvanh whose post was mentioned above told a press conference on Apr 17 that all the new cases were migrant workers returning from Thailand.

(KPL) A vegetable seller returning illegally from Thailand tests positive to Covid-19 in Saravan bringing the total to 54. Authorities are seeking a middle-aged woman who shared a boat with him when the two were plying the Mekong and 32 other people who have had close contact with him.

(KPL) Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh on Apr 8 held phone talks with his Thai counterpart Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha to strengthen traditional friendship and cooperation between Laos and Thailand. During talks, Prime Minister Phankham expressed sincere thanks to his Thai counterpart for extending to him warm congratulations upon his assumption to the post and expressed gratitude to the government of Thailand upon its support of human resource development in the Lao PDR through providing long-term and short-term scholarships especially in the priority areas of education and sports, agriculture, and health.

(KPL) Vice President of Lao-China Highway Development Partnership Co., Ltd has urged the users of Vientiane-Vangvieng Highway to use the road cautiously, and strictly comply with traffic rules as well as those imposed by the highway. “The Vientiane-Vangvieng Highway is the first highway of the Lao PDR. It is 111 km long and is a project of strategic importance representing the incorporation of Laos’ strategy of turning itself as a landlocked country into a landlinked country” in China’s “Belt and Road Initiative,” said Ma Hong Wang, whose post was mentioned above.

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