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MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 07, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 07, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 07, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The negotiators of the UK and the EU held their talks in Brussel to continue what they had left in the last talks as they tried to secure the post-Brexit deal before December 31. Source: Xinhua Net 
  2. Iran sent its biggest fleet of oil tankers to Venezuela regardless of the U.S. sanctions, by claiming to help the country to deal with the fuel shortage issues. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. Iranian Military said the nuclear scientist was shot by a weapon installed in a Nissan car at a distance of 150 meters and remotely controlled from a satellite. Source: Sputnik
WORLD
  1. President-elect Joe Biden will meet the Chief of the U.S. coronavirus vaccine program this week to discuss the distribution plans for the long-awaited vaccine. Source: Al Jazeera
  2. Argentina has passed a law called millionaire’s tax that demands the riches in the country to pay for medical supplies and relief measures for the pandemic. Source: BBC
  3. The UK Health Secretary said that the three-tiered COVID-19 lockdown will be loosened by the end of March as he stressed on life with mutual respect not law. Source: Sputnik
REGIONS
  1. China secured USD515 million fund to boost the production capacity for the Sinovac coronavirus vaccine as they are expecting the effective records of the experimental shots. Source: The Straits Times 
  2. Indonesia received the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine from China’s Sinovac Biotech as the country is preparing for a mass vaccination program nationwide. Source: CNA
  3. South Korea will implement strict social distancing rules in Seoul and surrounding areas as the nation witnessed the largest wave of COVID-19 in nine months. Source: Reuters
CAMBODIA
  1. PM Hun Sen said Cambodia will not declare the State of Emergency for the time being due to the fear that it would hinder the economic activities and national economy in general. Source: AKP 
  2. PM Hun Sen ordered the provincial governors and local authority to ensure that public spaces, markets, and restaurants follow strictly to the health measures of COVID-19. Source: AKP
  3. MoJ said they will arrest the leaders of the former opposition party, who planned on returning to Cambodia, and those engaged in a rally against the government. Source: Khmer Times

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