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  • Tuesday March 31st, 2020

Morning News Brief [March 31, 2020]

Morning News Brief [March 31, 2020]

Morning News Brief [March 31, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
  1. The World Bank warns of the economic impacts of COVID-19 on low wage workers and the possibility of 11 million people falling into poverty in East Asia and the Pacific. 

Source: The Straits Times

  1. The data from John Hopkins University revealed that the coronavirus death toll in the US exceeded 3,000, and roughly half of which were from New York.

Source: RT

  1. Israel plans to use a mobile software to locate the potential coronavirus carriers, by analyzing and gathering the data from their phone with real-time updates.

Source: CNA


  1. U.S intelligence agencies face difficulties in studying the outbreak situation in China, Russia, and North Korea due to heavy state controls on information.

Source: Reuters

  1. Amid rising COVID-19 cases, Russian Interior Ministry announced a 90-day visa extension to all foreigners arriving in Russia, regardless of the purposes of their visit.

Source: Sputnik

  1. A US Navy hospital ship with 1,000 beds arrived in New York, as the governor begged for help after the death toll in New York passed 1,200.

Source: Al Jazeera


  1. DPRK warned they could cut off the bilateral nuclear dialogue after Mike Pompeo urged all nations to continue economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea.

Source: The Guardian

  1. Indonesia said they need stronger measures to contain the mobility of people returning home from Jakarta, the epicenter in the country, after losing their incomes. 

Source: The Straits Times


India police fired tear gas on a stone-pelting crowd of migrant workers who disobeyed the 3-week lockdown after the lockdown left hundreds of thousands of people jobless.

Source: The Globe and Mail


  1. PM Hun Sen has ordered local producers of white rice and paddy to suspend exports to secure the domestic supplies as COVID-19 infection cases in Cambodia continue to rise. 

Source: The Phnom Penh Post 

  1. The state of emergency law is being drafted in an inter-ministerial meeting today as the government levelled up effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Source: Thmey Thmey

  1. The national Assembly approved the cabinet reshuffle, wherein the new cabinet sees four new ministers and an appointment of the minister for the renamed Ministry.

Source: Khmer Times