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  • Friday April 24th, 2020

Morning News Brief [April 24, 2020]

Morning News Brief [April 24, 2020]

Morning News Brief [April 24, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. China donated another $30 million to WHO in support of global efforts to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and the construction of public health systems in developing countries.

Source: Xinhua Net 

  1. The U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the COVID-19 pandemic shows the ineffectiveness of WHO and the U.S. may never restore WHO funding. 

Source: Reuters

  1. Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has filed a petition to the Congress to investigate China for its role in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: Brietbart

WORLD
  1. The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved the new $484 billion stimulus by a vote of 388-5 as job losses soared and businesses called for support. 

Source: TRT World 

  1. The UN and the EU warned Israel against the West Bank annexation, claiming it would be a grave violation to a two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestenian conflict.  

Source: Al Jazeera 

  1. In a video-summit on Thursday, the leaders of the European Union States failed to reach a consensus on the recovery plan though under pressure to save the economy hit by the virus.

Source: Xinhua Net 

REGIONS
  1. U.S. President Donal Trump said the report on the illness of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was incorrect, but did not reveal if he has any connection with officials there.

Source: Reuters 

  1. The Philippines extended their lockdown until 15 May for the Capital Manila, southern and central parts of Luzon islands that cover the majority of its economic outputs. 

Source: BNN Bloomberg

  1. Malaysia’s Movement Control Order has been extended for the second time until 12 May which makes it a total of 56 days as PM Muhyiddin Yassin announced on Thursday.

Source: CNA

CAMBODIA
  1. The meeting between US and ASEAN foreign minister committed to support ASEAN by donating $30 million and pledged to exchange health personnel to combat COVID-19.

Source: Khmer Times

  1. The government allocated low-interest loans of USD50 million to support the agricultural sectors such as fisheries and farming through the Rural Development Bank. 

Source: Fresh News

  1. GMAC stated that 60 percent of the factory workers which equates to around 500,000 jobs are facing job losses due to cancellation of orders resulting from the outbreak.

Source: Khmer Times 

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