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  • Monday July 27th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JULY 27, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JULY 27, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JULY 27, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. China closed the U.S. diplomatic mission in south-western city of Chengdu as a retaliation against the U.S.’s closure of its consulate in Houston, Texas last week. Source: BBC
  2. PM Castex of France has imposed new mechanisms nationwide on the drug related cases so the authority shall conduct on-spot fines in order to put an end to violence. Source: BBC
  3. The U.S. doubled the investment to nearly US$1 billion expenditure for the development of the potential COVID-19 vaccine, which is currently in the final stage of clinical trials. Source: The Straits Times
WORLD
  1. The Reagan presidential foundation urged Trump and RNC to stop using the Republican’s name for his fundraising operations and his presidential campaign. Source: Al jazeera
  2. Russian President Putin has claimed that their navy will be equipped with hypersonic nuclear weapons and underwater nuclear drones, which are difficult to track and intercept. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. Oil prices dropped as investors are moving toward safe-haven assets due to the rising coronavirus cases and heating tension between the U.S. and China. Source: Reuters
REGIONS
  1. DPRK declared a state of emergency and lockdown in a border town after a defector suspected of COVID-19 crossed the South border into the North. Source: The Guardian
  2. Thai protestors have resorted to a very unique and unconventional approach of using stuffed animal toys and singing anime theme songs for their pro-democracy movement. Source: CNA
  3. The government of Korea now requires foreign COVID-19 patients to cover their own treatment costs, following the increase of imported cases among foreigners. Source: The Korea Times

 

CAMBODIA

  1. PM Hun Sen decided to temporarily ban all flights from Indonesia and Malaysia after observing the high transmission rates from passengers travelling from these countries. Source: Khmer Times
  2. The Ministry of Health issued mental healthcare guidelines to help the people deal with potential problems from COVID-19 stress, including anxiety and depression. Source: Cambodianess
  3. Ministry of Information, Ministry of Post and Telecommunications and Secretariat of State for Civil  Aviation signed a MoU to  solve radio airwave frequency issues on aircraft bands. Source: Khmer Times

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