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  • Wednesday April 29th, 2020

Morning News Brief [April 29, 2020]

Morning News Brief [April 29, 2020]

Morning News Brief [April 29, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. exceeded the number of American lost in the Vietnam War while infection cases in the U.S. top 1 million or one-third of global cases.

Source: The Straits Times

  1. China denounced the U.S. investigation into the coronavirus pandemic, claiming that the U.S. attempted to divert attention to conceal its own mishandling of the outbreak.

Source: TRT World

  1. After being successful in animal trials, a COVID-19 vaccine from University of Oxford is heading to human trials and expected to be produced in India within months.  
Source: South China Morning Post
WORLD
  1. The U.S. expressed concern over the Southern Transitional Council self-rule declaration in the southern part of Yemen, claiming it would threaten the peace talks.

Source: Reuters

  1. Turkish Defense Ministry said that at least 40 civilians were killed in the bomb in Afrin city of Syria, alleging Syrian Kurdish YPG militia responsible for the attack.

Source: Reuters

  1. Trump signed an executive order on meat processing plants to stay open as the government tried to prevent food shortages that resulted from the outbreak. 
Source: The New York Times
REGIONS
  1. China warships expelled the U.S. warship that trespassed Chinese territorial waters in the SCS, saying that the U.S. should stop its action and focus on pandemic containment. 

Source: Sputnik 

  1. Japan develops hypersonic anti-missiles which can cruise at a high altitude and could possibly pose a threat to China navy activities in the East China Sea. 

Source: South China Morning Post 

  1. The UN High Commissioner for Rights urged Bangladesh to let two stranded boats with Rohingya refugees land despite fears over their fate.
Source: Al Jazeera
CAMBODIA
  1. The U.S. offered an additional $1.5 million aid to the MoH for mitigating COVID-19 outbreak while Australia provided $26 million for Cambodia health programme H-EQIP. 

Source: Khmer Times

  1. The Foriegn Ministers of Cambodia and China held a phone call discussion on joint effort to fight against COVID-19 while also pledging to upgrade bilateral cooperation. 

Source: AKP

  1. The Ministry of Planning began the identification process of poor households who were hit by the COVID-19 to provide them with equity cards and financial support.

Source: The Phnom Penh Post

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