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  • Friday April 3rd, 2020

Morning News Brief [April 3, 2020]

Morning News Brief [April 3, 2020]

Morning News Brief [April 3, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The global confirmed cases of COVID-19 have passed one million cases including 53,000 death tolls and 210,000 recovered cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. 

Source: BBC

  1. In response to the spread of COVID-19, Thailand will impose a nationwide curfew from April 3, to curb the gatherings and have people stay at home as much as possible.

Source: Reuters

  1. The World Bank approves an initial US$1.9 billion in emergency coronavirus funds for operations in 25 developing countries, with more than half the aid going to India. 

Source: CNA

 

WORLD
  1. The Russian Armed Forces said they have spotted 24 foreign jets that entered Russia’s arial space illegally last week, seven of which were carrying reconnaissance missions.

Source: Sputnik

  1. The U.S. bought the Chinese face masks that are bound for France at the last minute as they were waiting to be loaded onto the cargo plane, by paying 3-4 times higher.

Source: RFI

  1. Iran responded to Trump’s claims over Iran’s proxies planning a sneak attack on U.S. bases in Iraq, claiming Iran starts no wars and only acts in self-defense.

Source: The Guardian

 

REGIONS
  1. China refuted American Intelligence Community’s claim that China was trying to hide the extent of the pandemic, accusing the U.S. of scapegoating China.

Source: Time

  1. North Korea still remains totally free of coronavirus despite the surging numbers  of confirmed cases worldwide, said one Pyongyang senior health official.

Source: The Straits Times

  1. Philippine President warns violators of COVID-19 lockdown measures that they could be shot for causing trouble while warning people not to abuse medical officers. 

Source: Reuters

 

CAMBODIA
  1. The government said armed forces are ready to implement a state of emergency as soon as the bill enters into law, adding the timeframe of implementation is no longer than 30 days.

Source: Khmer Times

  1. Several Ministers and officials showed their sympathy by donating their salaries to the Anti-COVID-19 National Committee, after the Prime Minister started the initiation. 

      Source: Khmer Times

  1. Factory owners said they cannot afford to pay the laid-off workers 40 percent of the salary since buyers are also cancelling their orders due to COVID-19 fears.

Source: Thmey Thmey

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