- Trump said China could have stopped the COVID-19 outbreak before it swept the world and that his administration is doing ‘serious investigation’ into what happened.
- The U.S. price of crude oil fell by 25 percent over the fear that there is no storage for the oil since the supply flowed out of the well faster than the production.
- The global confirmed case of coronavirus has surpassed 3 millions as countries started to ease movement control measures that were supposed to slow down the transmission rate.
- The U.S. attempted to extend an arm embargo, due to expire in October, on Iran by lobbying the UNSC members who are also parties to the 2015 deal.
- Libyan National Army declared control over the country, claiming the UN-brokered unity government is dead and that “people’s will” gave them the mandate to rule.
- The U.S. FCC issued an order demanding four Chinese telecom firms for explanation to justify their rights for continued business operation in the U.S.
- Australia claimed that China is using ‘economic coercion’ against it after Australia pushed for an investigation into the new coronavirus that China strongly opposed.
Source: The Straits Times
- Thailand is set to extend the state of emergency until the end of May, but will consider easing some restrictions as the number of infected cases has dropped.
- Ten of thousands of students in Shanghai and Beijing returned to schools after months of closure to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, as the cities gradually returned to normal.
- The Ministry of Health spokesperson warned of the ‘alarming rate’ of COVID-19 disease individual transmission in Cambodia and its probability is ‘not low’.
Source: The Phnom Penh Post
- The Constitutional Council of Cambodia unanimously approved the State of Emergency draft law, which is awaiting royal approval from the King for it to become a law.
Source: Khmer Times
- Cambodia has decided to allow 200 workers who are staying in Malaysia to repatriate if the Malaysian government confirms they are tested negative of COVID-19.
Source: Fresh News