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  • Tuesday March 24th, 2020

Morning News Brief [March 24, 2020]

Morning News Brief [March 24, 2020]

Morning News Brief [March 24, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. According to the MoH, Cambodia confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 tallying up the total case to 87 within the 4 days.  

Source: Fresh News

(http://en.freshnewsasia.com/index.php/en/localnews/17445-2020-03-23-15-24-56.html

  1. The IMF chief warned of a global economic recession that the COVID-19 pandemic will cause and could be worse than that of the global financial crisis in 2008 and 2009.

Source: KBS World  Radio (http://world.kbs.co.kr/service/news_view.htm?lang=e&Seq_Code=152244

 

WORLD
  1. President Trump said he wants to reopen the country in weeks as the lockdown is causing more problems than the pandemic itself. 

Source: U.S. News (https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2020-03-23/trumps-dilemma-how-to-protect-both-health-and-economy

  1. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has put the British people in full lockdown, and only limited essential purposes of leaving their house are allowed. 

Source: Business Insider (https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-uk-lockdown-public-ordered-stay-at-home-covid-19-2020-3

  1. Leaders of several European countries are considering using the phone data of the citizens to track down their personal interactions in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Source: FOX News (https://www.foxnews.com/tech/european-countries-tracking-phone-data-stop-coronavirus)

 

REGIONS
  1. Mainland Chinese authorities have reported 78 new coronavirus infection cases, 74 of which are imported cases, seeing a double increase from yesterday.

Source: The Straits Times (https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/mainland-chinas-new-coronavirus-infections-up-by-two-fold-to-78-cases?cx_testId=20&cx_testVariant=cx_1&cx_artPos=9#cxrecs_s

  1. Singapore confirmed 54 new cases of COVID-19  infected to the patient returned from EU, North America, ASEAN countries and infected by locals.

Source:CNA (https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/coronavirus-new-cases-imported-travel-covid-19-12567298)

  1. India imposed lockdown measures on over 100 million people in the capital New Delhi and other 80 cities and districts to fight the COVID-19. 

Source: Al Jazeera 

(https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/scores-indian-districts-lockdown-coronavirus-200323041150247.html)

  1. Myanmar confirmed the first case of the COVID-19 after weeks of claiming that the deadly virus did not develop within their territory. 

Source: CNA (https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/myanmar-confirms-first-coronavirus-cases-12569458

 

CAMBODIA
  1. PM HUN SEN ordered all the provinces’ governors to take action immediately to prepare the places to treat the infected patients after the number increases from day to day.  

Source: Khmer Times

(https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50704925/pm-instructs-governors-to-be-prepared-for-covid-19/

  1. The Minister of Health and Chinese ambassador received the seven experts from China on Monday at the airport to fight  COVID-19 in Cambodia. 

Source:KhmerTimes (https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705185/first-team-of-medical-experts-arrive-in-cambodia-to-combat-covid-19/)

  1. The 31 French tourists who were tested positive for COVID-19 have traveled to multiple destinations in Cambodia before their last stop in Phnom Penh to fly back home. 

Source: Khmer Times

(https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705117/31-french-tourists-infected-with-covid-19-had-traveled-to-multiple-destinations-in-cambodia-before-detection/

  1. The government suspended hydropower dam development as the WWF-Cambodia worked with the government to support the development of a sustainable energy plan. 

Source: Thmey Thmey

(https://cambodianess.com/article/government-announces-10-year-suspension-on-hydropower-dams-along-mekong-river

  1. Product retailers in Cambodian are instructed not to raise the price during the panic buying  because of the spread of coronavirus. 

Source:Khmer Times (https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705054/retailers-told-to-not-price-gouge-from-panic-buying/

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