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  • Thursday April 23rd, 2020

Morning News Brief [April 23, 2020]

Morning News Brief [April 23, 2020]

Morning News Brief [April 23, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. WHO warned that the coronavirus outbreak will be a prolonged global health crisis, as the death toll has passed 180,000 while warning of a deadlier second wave of the outbreak.

Source: CNA

  1. Iran successfully launched its first military satellite into orbit which triggered the US condemnation of the long-range ballistic technology that can be used as weapons.  

Source: Reuters

  1. Trump signed the executive order that will temporarily suspend the entry of immigrants for at least 60 days stressing on the need to protect the jobs for the American workers.  

Source: Sputnik

WORLD
  1. WHO urged the U.S. to reconsider the suspension of funding, emphasizing on the will to end the outbreak, to save lives, and to focus on careful risk management. 

Source: Reuters

  1. Australia joined military drills with the U.S. in the SCS that included a series of operations near water that China is exploring for oil and near water claimed by Vietnam and Malaysia.

Source: Reuters 

  1. South Africa to deploy more than 70,000 additional troops to enforce lockdown as a measure to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

Source: BBC

REGIONS
  1. The Philippines filed a diplomatic protest over China’s creation of two new districts in Philippine territory in which China claimed as part of Hainan province.

Source: CNN 

  1. ROK’s economy is facing the biggest contraction since 2008 resulting from the pandemic as self-isolation halts consumption and the demand in global trade declines. 

Source: The Straits Times

  1. The total infected cases in Singapore have reached over 10,000 cases with 1,016 new infections for Wednesday alone, yet only 15 Singaporeans are among these new cases.

Source: CNA

CAMBODIA
  1. The Ministry of Justice dismissed criticism made by UN Special Rapporteur Rhona Smith, calling her remarks “double standards” and politically motivated.

Source: Khmer Times

  1. The EU appreciated the effort against COVID-19 and transferred $66.7 million as a grant to restore Cambodia’s economy that is affected by the global pandemic.

Source: The Phnom Penh Post 

  1. ASEAN Ministers and the U.S. counterpart convened a meeting on COVID-19 pandemic via video conference focusing on international and regional public health systems.

Source: Khmer Times

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