- WHO Director-General regrets Trump’s decision to pull funding as global coronavirus passed 2 million cases, and he said it is now time for the world unity to fight COVID-19.
- G20 will immediately suspend debt payment obligations for poorer countries in a bid to help them focus their spending on healthcare and assistance in the COVID-19 battle.
- The total infected cases exceeded 2 millions worldwide, while more than 100,000 people have died according to the data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
- Pompeo called for cooperation with China on COVID-19 amid the tension, as the two sides reaffirmed their commitment to fight the virus and restore prosperous global health.
- Turkey extends mandatory military services for its male citizens by at least one month, in an attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus during the discharge period.
Source: Al Jazeera
- Trump said the U.S. has passed the peak of the coronavirus outbreak, and he will discuss the guidelines for reopening the country on Thursday.
- IMF foresees that 2020 Asia’s economic growth will halt for the first time in 60 years, as the coronavirus crisis has unprecedented impact on the region’s major services.
- South Korea’s ruling party wins parliamentary majority on Wednesday’s general elections, after the coronavirus pandemic turned political tide in Moon Jae-in’s favor.
Source: Japan Times
- The US is concerned that China may have secretly set off to operate its Lop Nur site that breach the “Zero Yield” standard of the international pact.
Source: South China Morning Post
- ASEAN needs to learn from China and South Korea strategy in combating COVID-19, said PM as he called on cooperation for mutual benefits in ASEAN amid the outbreak.
Source: Thmey Thmey
- In the first quarter of 2020, Cambodia’s exports through three different Special Economic Zones in Svay Rieng Province have gained a $237 million increase.
Source: Khmer Times
- The Senate’s Commission on Legislation and Justice finished the review on the State of Emergency draft, stating that it does not violate the Constitution.Source: Khmer Times