- The global confirmed cases of COVID-19 have passed one million cases including 53,000 death tolls and 210,000 recovered cases, according to Johns Hopkins University.
- In response to the spread of COVID-19, Thailand will impose a nationwide curfew from April 3, to curb the gatherings and have people stay at home as much as possible.
- The World Bank approves an initial US$1.9 billion in emergency coronavirus funds for operations in 25 developing countries, with more than half the aid going to India.
- The Russian Armed Forces said they have spotted 24 foreign jets that entered Russia’s arial space illegally last week, seven of which were carrying reconnaissance missions.
- The U.S. bought the Chinese face masks that are bound for France at the last minute as they were waiting to be loaded onto the cargo plane, by paying 3-4 times higher.
- Iran responded to Trump’s claims over Iran’s proxies planning a sneak attack on U.S. bases in Iraq, claiming Iran starts no wars and only acts in self-defense.
Source: The Guardian
- China refuted American Intelligence Community’s claim that China was trying to hide the extent of the pandemic, accusing the U.S. of scapegoating China.
- North Korea still remains totally free of coronavirus despite the surging numbers of confirmed cases worldwide, said one Pyongyang senior health official.
Source: The Straits Times
- Philippine President warns violators of COVID-19 lockdown measures that they could be shot for causing trouble while warning people not to abuse medical officers.
- The government said armed forces are ready to implement a state of emergency as soon as the bill enters into law, adding the timeframe of implementation is no longer than 30 days.
Source: Khmer Times
- Several Ministers and officials showed their sympathy by donating their salaries to the Anti-COVID-19 National Committee, after the Prime Minister started the initiation.
Source: Khmer Times
- Factory owners said they cannot afford to pay the laid-off workers 40 percent of the salary since buyers are also cancelling their orders due to COVID-19 fears.
Source: Thmey Thmey