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  • Thursday March 19th, 2020

Morning News Brief [March 19, 2020]

Morning News Brief [March 19, 2020]

Morning News Brief [March 19, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The US officials spread their anti-russian propaganda to disrupt Russian-Turkish  cooperation in Syria, claiming that Russia has killed dozens of Turkish military. 

Source: TASS (https://tass.com/world/1132171

  1. Italy reported the highest death toll to 475 deaths in one day by any country since the coronavirus outbreak originated from Wuhan, China. 

Source: Business Insider (https://www.businessinsider.com/italy-reports-475-coronavirus-deaths-highest-one-day-toll-nationwide-2020-3

 

WORLD 
  1. Israel released a statement on the closure of its embassies in Germany, Spain, Greece and the Netherlands and Southern Cyprus after the ambassador tested positive for the virus. 

Source: Anadolu Agency (https://www.aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/israel-shuts-five-embassies-due-to-coronavirus/1771220)  

  1. The US House of representative and the senate voted in favor of the legislation that provided the economic bills to Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Source: Sputnik (https://sputniknews.com/us/202003191078618906-president-trump-signs-coronavirus-economic-bill/)

  1. Iran lashed out at the US for refusing to lift its sanctions while the country is facing the coronavirus, claiming countries need collective efforts to tackle the issue. 

Reference: PRESSTV

(https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/03/18/621162/Coronavirus-US-vengefully-refusing-to-lift-Iran-bans

 

REGIONS
  1. WHO praised ROK for innovative strategies in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic although they suffered from accelerating community infection just one month ago. 

Source: KBS World Radio (http://world.kbs.co.kr/service/news_view.htm?lang=e&Seq_Code=152128

  1. New Zealand had passed a historic bill that treats the abortion case as the health issue rather than a crime, a major reformed law that have been unchanged for decades. 

Source: The Straits Times (https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/australianz/new-zealand-passes-historic-law-to-decriminalise-abortion

  1. Experts say half of Thailand could be infected by COVID-19 in the next two year if the country can’t control the infection. 

Source: Channel NewsAsia (https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/coronavirus-covid19-outbreak-thailand-limit-impact-12553516)

  1. DPRK emphasized increasing the production of its metal work factories that will be used to produce weapons such as rocket artillery systems that were tested by the country.  

Source: Daily NK (https://www.dailynk.com/english/north-korea-ramps-up-steel-production-weapons-development/)

 

CAMBODIA 
  1. Cambodian main airport company called for a “global and comprehensive plan” to help the aviation sector during the coronavirus outbreak.

Source: Khmer Times

(https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50703133/aviation-sector-calls-for-government-aid/)

  1. China and Cambodia held joint military exercises, Golden Dragon 2020,  amid the fear of coronavirus, showing the world that the two countries’ relations are getting friendlier.

Source: VOA Cambodia (https://www.voacambodia.com/a/china-cambodia-hold-joint-military-drills-to-shrug-off-coronavirus-fears/5333643.html)

  1. The Ministry of Health of Cambodia confirmed two more cases of COVID-19, who came back from Malaysia, bringing the number of infection cases to 37. 

Source: Khmer Times

(https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50703118/covid-19-infection-increases-to-37/)

  1. Vietnamese government adopts measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 by shutting the borders with Cambodia and banning all foreign travel except for accredited diplomats. 

Source: Khmer Times (https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50703292/vietnam-shutters-borders-with-cambodia-as-pandemic-spreads/)

  1. The Ministry of Information blacklisted nearly 50 Facebook pages and accounts that spread fake news about COVID-19 or contents that destroy the government’s reputation.

Source: Khmer Times (https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50703277/ministry-blacklists-nearly-50-online-sites-over-fake-news/)

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