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MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 28, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 28, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 28, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The UK and Turkey will sign a free trade agreement that follows the terms of the existing trade deal as Britain is expected to leave the EU on December 31, 2020. Source: The Straits Times
  2. Bangladesh said they are preparing to send the second batch of Rohingya refugees around 1,000 people to the remote island of Bhasan Char in the Bay of Bengal. Source: CNA
  3. Japan is prohibiting all arrivals of non-resident foreign nationals starting from Monday until January 31 as a precaution against a new coronavirus variant founded in Britain. Source: SCMP
WORLD
  1. Trump signed the COVID-19 financial relief package worth USD2.3 trillion that is aimed to provide unemployment benefits for millions of jobless Americans. Source: Reuters
  2. The UK is expected to ease its lockdowns in February as the COVID-19 vaccine produced by AstraZeneca will allow as many as 15 million vulnerable people to be vaccinated. Source: SCMP
  3. EU states have started their mass COVID-19 vaccination with pensioners and medical workers as the first group, and 12.5 million doses will be available by the end of 2020. Source: CNA

 

REGIONS
  1. China has sent a senior official to Kathmandu region in Nepal in order to assess the political situation in that country, following the dissolution of Nepal’s parliament last week. Source: The Economic Times 
  2. Singapore’s government accepted the recommendations made by the Committee for COVID-19 Vaccination to start the vaccination on medical workers and elderly first. Source: CNA
  3. ROK will extend their deadline of social distancing rule and continue to ban gatherings of more than four people until January 3rd out of concerns for COVID-19 spike. Source: CNA

 

CAMBODIA
  1. The Ministry of Tourism held a meeting with technical working groups to prepare for the implementation of a Roadmap 2020-2025 to restore the tourism sector after COVID-19. Source: AKP
  2. The Minister of Justice ordered the prosecutor of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to take legal action against  Sam Raingsy after he was seen insulting the King on Facebook. Source: Khmer Times 
  3. The MoH has allowed all businesses that were closed because of the 28th November incident to re-open but they must strictly adhere to the standard operating procedures. Source: Khmer Times

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