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  • Tuesday April 14th, 2020

Morning News Brief [April 14, 2020]

Morning News Brief [April 14, 2020]

Morning News Brief [April 14, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The number of the infected cases of COVID-19 surpassed 2 millions, worldwide, showing the difficulty in containing the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University.  

Source: South China Morning Post

  1. China approved two experimental vaccines against COVID-19 for phase one and two clinical trials to double up the effort to release the vaccines to combat the virus. 

Source: Sputnik 

  1. Chinese officials allegedly imposed measures to limit the academic publications relating to COVID-19, requiring researchers to be approved by the university’s committee.  

Source: Sputnik

WORLD
  1. As Trump promised to unveil a committee devoted to reopening the economy, the White House still has many unanswered questions, including the members and purposes.   

Source: Politico 

  1. Huawei urged the UK to allow the company to continue 5G development in the UK, following a series of accussion on the telecom company responsible for the pandemic.

Source: RT 

  1. France announced a plan to extend the lockdown measure until May 11 to curb the virus even though there  is substantial progress but more needs to be done. 

Source: Channel NewsAsia 

REGIONS
  1. Thailand as the second largest economy in SEA is heading into recession with the possibility of 10 million job losses if pandemic continues to drag on for a few more months.

Source: Channel NewsAsia 

  1. China is facing diplomatic crisis with Africa after the alleged discrimination related to COVID-19 agaisnt African nationals in China that spurred up anger across the continent. 

Source: CNN

  1. Indonesian president said that economy and social stability are the key factors to tackle the pandemic as the country established a social programme to support millions of patients. 

Source: The Straits Times

CAMBODIA
  1. The Minister of Health expressed concern about small-scale community infection of COVID-19 after foreign nationals were found to be infected by local people. 

Source: Khmer Times

  1. PM Hun Sen will address the issues of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic like socio-economic development at the ASEAN and ASEAN Plus Three Summit.  

Source: The Phnom Penh Post

  1. Interior Minister Sar Kheng has ordered authorities not to punish those who violate the one-week-long travel restriction, but should rather educate them. 

Source:KhmerTimes

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