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  • Thursday April 30th, 2020

Morning News Brief [April 30, 2020]

Morning News Brief [April 30, 2020]

Morning News Brief [April 30, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The United States has reported no sight of Kim Jong Un, while claiming that there is a real risk of famine in North Korea amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: Reuters

  1. Sweden plans to ask the EU to probe the origin and the spread of COVID-19, a move which would potentially put a strain onto the already tense relations with China.

Source: South China Morning Post

  1. The U.S. Pfizer and a German company have begun human trials of a COVID-19 vaccine, which was expected to supply millions of doses by the end of 2020.

Source: CNN

WORLD
  1. The U.S. asked Mexico to investigate at least two Mexican firms involved in an oil-for-food pact signed in 2019 with Venezuela, as part of a huge pressure on Maduro’s administration.

Source: Reuters 

  1. After the strict coronavirus lockdown period, France and Spain announced their move to ease restrictions imposed on economic activities and citizens’ movement.

Source: The Straits Times

  1. The U.S. economy drops by 4.8% in the first quarter of 2020 due to the coronavirus impact, the hardest hit since the height of the Great Recession.  

Source:  Al Jazeera

REGIONS
  1. Japan is planning to extend the state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic by about one month for the entire country to curb the outbreak.

Source: The Straits Times 

  1. The number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in Singapore topped 15,000, of which the 690 new infectious cases are work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories.

Source: CNA

  1. The Northern region in China including Beijing begin to ease restrictions for COVID-19 curbs, as the country transitions to a new state of normal amid dwindling cases. 

Source: The New York Times

CAMBODIA
  1. The Acting Head of State yesterday signed the draft law on Management of the Nation in State of Emergency into legislation, announced by the Royal Decree.

Source: Khmer Times

  1. The Ministry of Interior is working on a strategy to provide assistance to more than 90,000 migrant workers from Thailand who are unemployed and unable to go back.

Source: Khmer Times

  1. Prime Minister Hun Sen advised all workers and employees, including civil servants, to stay at home on the Labour Day to prevent the spread of COVID-19 disease.

Source: Khmer Times

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