- Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been taken to intensive care in the hospital after his condition worsens, and his Foreign Secretary was asked to deputise if necessary.
- The United States military has requested an additional US$20 billion in funding to strengthen its operations to counter China’s military presence in the Indo-Pacific region.
Source: South China Morning Post
- The U.S. has blocked 3 million N95 masks from being exported to Canada, as president Trump revoked the 1950 Defense Production Act giving all the authority to the government.
Source: The Guardian
- Former security leaders and diplomats of the US and Europe asked for Iran’s sanction by Trump’s administration to be removed, calling it a part of the fight against COVID-19.
Source: The Washington Post
- Italy is unveiling 430 billion euro to help businesses that are affected by the lockdown that is likely to last for many more weeks, as the coronavirus continues to spread.
- The U.S. designates the Russian Imperial Movement (RIM) group as a terrorist organization, which is the first move against white supremacist group.
- ASEAN and the U.S. officials held a video meeting and promised that medical supplies, agriculture products, and essential goods would still flow between countries.
Source: The Straits Times
- Malaysia announced a new stimulus financial package that is worth US$2.3 billion to sustain the medium-sized enterprises affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
- India imposed nationwide lockdown and converted the old train carriage across the country into the isolation ward for the COVID-19 infected patients.
- PM Hun Sen urged all the ministers not to force their subordinate officials to donate the salary for Anti-COVID19 Committee since not all of them can afford to do so.
Source: Thmey Thmey
- NBC’s director-general went on her Facebook and explained why we should increase the use of riels to help NBC to stabilize pricing and interest rate during the COVID-19 crisis.
Source: Khmer Times
- Facebook launches its COVID-19 information center, which provides top key statistics and guidelines from health institutions, in Cambodia, and it is available in Khmer.
Source: Khmer Times