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  • Tuesday May 12th, 2020

Morning News Brief [May 12, 2020]

Morning News Brief [May 12, 2020]

Morning News Brief [May 12, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The WHO said that there are around seven or eight ‘top’ vaccine candidates for the new coronavirus, adding that their studies and development are being accelerated. Source: Associated Press
  1. Wuhan has planned to conduct city-wide nucleic and acid testing over a period of 10 days as the city reported its first clusters of new infections over the weekend. Source: Reuters
  1. As countries begin to ease lockdown measures, the WHO called for the ‘extreme vigilance’ in doing so amid the concerns over the second wave. Source: The Straits Times

 

WORLD
  1. The United States told Iran to send a charter plane to take 11 Iranian nationals whom the U.S. has been trying to deport back, accusing Iran of obstructing the process. Source: CNA
  1. Putin ordered the gradual lifting of lockdown measures despite the increase of new infected cases, as the unemployment had doubled to 1.4 million in a month. Source: Reuters
  1. Brazil has deployed thousands of soldiers to protect the Amazon rainforest in response to the surge of 55 percent of deforestation in the first four months of this year. Source: The Straits Times
REGIONS
  1. Hong Kong police arrested 230 people in pro-democracy protests, accusing them for unlawful assembly, assaulting police officers and failing to provide identity. Source: Reuters
  1. Wuhan reported 5 new cases of coronavirus in local people, who were previously classified as asymptomatic, for the first time since authorities lifted the lockdown. Source: Daily Post 
  1. Vietnam reopened kindergartens and primary schools after having no community infections for almost a month, while schools shorten the class to only half-day long. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. PM  and  WHO reminded  people about the second wave of COVID-19 as it is a real threat if people are less cautious about  the spread of the virus. Source: The Phnom Penh Post 
  1. The Health Minister said approximately  92,000  workers who just repatriated from Thailand have been quarantined in 14 days and tested negative of COVID-19. Source: Fresh News
  1. The construction of a new tourism port in Kompot to open up new opportunities for tourism, is more than 30 percent complete and expected to be finished by mid-year. Source: Khmer Times

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