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  • Wednesday April 15th, 2020

Morning News Brief [April 15, 2020]

Morning News Brief [April 15, 2020]

Morning News Brief [April 15, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The IMF forecasted that the global economy will shrink by 3 percent as countries around the globe shut down their economies to contain the spread of the virus.

Source: KBS World Radio

  1. Trump made an announcement to defund WHO temporarily while the administration is investigating WHO for allegedly covering up and mismanaging the virus. 

Source: South China Morning Post 

  1. Two South Korean firms shipped their coronavirus medical kits that are worth $8.2 million to the US upon the request and approval from the US FDA Administration. 

Source: KBS World Radio

WORLD
  1. Former President Barack Obama endorsed his former Vice President Joe Biden to become the next president, complimenting his competency while serving in the White House. 

Source: CNA

  1. Saudi Arabian Minister said the global crude oil production will be cut by 20 million barrels per day while the oil price remains $40 per barrel. 

Source: Sputnik

  1. According to a Harvard study, the US may need to impose the social distancing measure until 2022 to prevent the hospital from being overwhelmed as the country enters its peak. 

Source: CGTN 

REGIONS
  1. ROK, under the strict safety guidelines, headed into a parliamentary election despite the fear of coronavirus, making it the first country to hold an election during a pandemic.

Source: The Straits Times

  1. PM Lee urged ASEAN member states to create a common guideline in balancing rational approaches for health and economic consideration on travel and trade restrictions. 

Source: CNA

  1. DPRK resumed its military drills by launching a series of missiles both ground and jets which is the show of force on the celebration of the state anniversary in the North.  

Source: The Independent

CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia saw a 24-percent increase in exports accounting for more than $3.6 billion worth of goods despite the local and global economic struggles during the pandemic.  

Source: The Phnom Penh Post 

  1. The WHO warned Cambodian government of the potential large-scale outbreak in the country, advising the government to prepare necessary protective equipment and supplies.

Source: VOA Cambodia 

  1. The MoEYS encouraged private academic institutes to do distance learning programmes while raising the possibility of hosting an electronic exam for grade 9 and 12.

Source:The Phnom Penh Post 

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