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  • Tuesday April 14th, 2020

Morning News Brief [April 14, 2020]

Morning News Brief [April 14, 2020]

Morning News Brief [April 14, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
  1. The number of the infected cases of COVID-19 surpassed 2 millions, worldwide, showing the difficulty in containing the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University.  

Source: South China Morning Post

  1. China approved two experimental vaccines against COVID-19 for phase one and two clinical trials to double up the effort to release the vaccines to combat the virus. 

Source: Sputnik 

  1. Chinese officials allegedly imposed measures to limit the academic publications relating to COVID-19, requiring researchers to be approved by the university’s committee.  

Source: Sputnik

  1. As Trump promised to unveil a committee devoted to reopening the economy, the White House still has many unanswered questions, including the members and purposes.   

Source: Politico 

  1. Huawei urged the UK to allow the company to continue 5G development in the UK, following a series of accussion on the telecom company responsible for the pandemic.

Source: RT 

  1. France announced a plan to extend the lockdown measure until May 11 to curb the virus even though there  is substantial progress but more needs to be done. 

Source: Channel NewsAsia 

  1. Thailand as the second largest economy in SEA is heading into recession with the possibility of 10 million job losses if pandemic continues to drag on for a few more months.

Source: Channel NewsAsia 

  1. China is facing diplomatic crisis with Africa after the alleged discrimination related to COVID-19 agaisnt African nationals in China that spurred up anger across the continent. 

Source: CNN

  1. Indonesian president said that economy and social stability are the key factors to tackle the pandemic as the country established a social programme to support millions of patients. 

Source: The Straits Times

  1. The Minister of Health expressed concern about small-scale community infection of COVID-19 after foreign nationals were found to be infected by local people. 

Source: Khmer Times

  1. PM Hun Sen will address the issues of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic like socio-economic development at the ASEAN and ASEAN Plus Three Summit.  

Source: The Phnom Penh Post

  1. Interior Minister Sar Kheng has ordered authorities not to punish those who violate the one-week-long travel restriction, but should rather educate them.