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  • Wednesday April 15th, 2020

Morning News Brief [April 15, 2020]

Morning News Brief [April 15, 2020]

Morning News Brief [April 15, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
  1. The IMF forecasted that the global economy will shrink by 3 percent as countries around the globe shut down their economies to contain the spread of the virus.

Source: KBS World Radio

  1. Trump made an announcement to defund WHO temporarily while the administration is investigating WHO for allegedly covering up and mismanaging the virus. 

Source: South China Morning Post 

  1. Two South Korean firms shipped their coronavirus medical kits that are worth $8.2 million to the US upon the request and approval from the US FDA Administration. 

Source: KBS World Radio

  1. Former President Barack Obama endorsed his former Vice President Joe Biden to become the next president, complimenting his competency while serving in the White House. 

Source: CNA

  1. Saudi Arabian Minister said the global crude oil production will be cut by 20 million barrels per day while the oil price remains $40 per barrel. 

Source: Sputnik

  1. According to a Harvard study, the US may need to impose the social distancing measure until 2022 to prevent the hospital from being overwhelmed as the country enters its peak. 

Source: CGTN 

  1. ROK, under the strict safety guidelines, headed into a parliamentary election despite the fear of coronavirus, making it the first country to hold an election during a pandemic.

Source: The Straits Times

  1. PM Lee urged ASEAN member states to create a common guideline in balancing rational approaches for health and economic consideration on travel and trade restrictions. 

Source: CNA

  1. DPRK resumed its military drills by launching a series of missiles both ground and jets which is the show of force on the celebration of the state anniversary in the North.  

Source: The Independent

  1. Cambodia saw a 24-percent increase in exports accounting for more than $3.6 billion worth of goods despite the local and global economic struggles during the pandemic.  

Source: The Phnom Penh Post 

  1. The WHO warned Cambodian government of the potential large-scale outbreak in the country, advising the government to prepare necessary protective equipment and supplies.

Source: VOA Cambodia 

  1. The MoEYS encouraged private academic institutes to do distance learning programmes while raising the possibility of hosting an electronic exam for grade 9 and 12.

Source:The Phnom Penh Post