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Morning News Brief [April 20, 2020]

Morning News Brief [April 20, 2020]

Morning News Brief [April 20, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The Constitutional Council of Cambodia  will review the ‘State of Emergency’ draft Law in the final round after it is greenlighted by the Senate.

Source: Khmer Times

  1. The IMF and World Bank called on countries to keep trade open amid COVID-19 pandemics, saying it is not time to restrict export on essential medical supplies.

Source: The Xinhua Net

  1. G20 Health Ministers recognized health systems’ vulnerability of the COVID-19, and the weakness in the global community to prevent and respond to pandemic threats.

Source: CNA

WORLD
  1. Trump said he would be willing to offer needed assistance and aid to Iran to help  fight with the coronavirus outbreak if Tehran requested for that. 

Source: Reuters 

  1. Europe will need an additional package of at least 500 billion euros from EU institutions to finance its economic recovery after it has been heavily hit by the global pandemic. 

Source: Reuters 

  1. The UK government admitted a shortage of PPE for healthcare staff as it faces mounting criticism from doctors and medical personnel amidst the coronavirus outbreak.

Source: Al Jazeera 

REGIONS
  1. Vietnam protests over China’s expansion in the South China Sea, saying China had been setting up two administrative structures in the disputed water.

Source: The Japan Times 

  1. Wuhan lab is under the pressure of the US over its handling of the pandemic, but the lab denied the accusation, saying it was the US’s probes as no staff has been infected. 

Source: The Straits Times 

  1. The King of Thailand approved laws to implement the financial measures that is worth $82bn to contain the impact of the coronavirus on the economy. 

Source: The Straits Times

CAMBODIA
  1. MoLVT will provide a monthly allowance of 40$ to temporary laid-off garment workers, who will get a total of 70$, including 30$ from factory employers.

Source: The Phnom Penh Post

  1. COVID-19 pandemic impacts the aviation sector in Cambodia as passengers from three international airports reported a decrease of 90 percent as of early April.

Source: AKP

  1. The new Traffic Law which mandates increased fines on traffic violation will be implemented at the beginning of May by the National Road Safety Committee

Source: Khmer Times

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