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  • Tuesday April 21st, 2020

Morning News Brief [April 21, 2020]

Morning News Brief [April 21, 2020]

Morning News Brief [April 21, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Trump’s adviser accused China of withholding data about the early Novel Coronavirus outbreak to win the commercial race to develop a vaccine and sell it to the world.

Source: CNA

  1. The World Health Organization insisted it had hidden nothing and has been warning about the deadly pandemic caused by the Novel Coronavirus since day one.

Source: RFI

  1. The G77 and China expressed their support for the WHO in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic and called on the  international community’s solidarity and support. 

Source: Xinhua Net 

WORLD
  1. U.S. accusation toward the WHO scuppers G20’s agreed communique publication aimed to strengthen the WHO’s mandate to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: The Guardian 

  1. U.S. crude oil price crashed below $0 for the first time in history amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the oil price is cheaper than gasoline at the pump.

Source: Reuters 

  1. The UK government insists that National Health Service personnel will be safe to reuse PPE if supplies run out as the Shipment from Turkey fails to arrive.

Source: The Telegraph 

REGIONS
  1. President Trump rejected an offer from South Korea which is valued at a billion dollar a year to pay for US troops’ in their country, after he demanded a larger share.  

Source: The Straits Times

  1. Regardless of the rise of COVID-19 infection, Indian government allowed business, factories and farming in rural areas to continue their operation on Monday.  

Source: The Jakarta Post

  1. Kim Jong Un is getting treatment after undergoing cardiovascular procedure amidst speculation over his health following his absence from a key anniversary event.  

Source: Japan Times 

CAMBODIA
  1. The Ministry of Health warned a coronavirus outbreak in Cambodia is still possible though there have been no new confirmed cases  over the past eight days.

Source: Khmer Times

  1. About 30,000 workers from factories and enterprises who went on leave during Khmer New Year began their 14-day mandatory quarantines on Monday. 

Source: Phnom Penh Post

  1. The government has granted a three-month tax exemption to hotels, guesthouses, restaurants and travel agencies in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Source: Khmer Times 

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