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  • Tuesday April 7th, 2020

Morning News Brief [April 7, 2020]

Morning News Brief [April 7, 2020]

Morning News Brief [April 7, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
  1. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been taken to intensive care in the hospital after his condition worsens, and his Foreign Secretary was asked to deputise if necessary. 

Source: BBC

  1. The United States military has requested an additional US$20 billion in funding to strengthen its operations to counter China’s military presence in the Indo-Pacific region.

Source: South China Morning Post

  1. The U.S. has blocked 3 million N95 masks from being exported to Canada, as president Trump revoked the 1950 Defense Production Act giving all the authority to the government.

Source: The Guardian 

  1. Former security leaders and diplomats of the US and Europe asked for Iran’s sanction by Trump’s administration to be removed, calling it a part of the fight against COVID-19.   

Source: The Washington Post

  1. Italy is unveiling 430 billion euro to help businesses that are affected by the lockdown that is likely to last for many more weeks, as the coronavirus continues to spread.

Source: CNA

  1. The U.S. designates the Russian Imperial Movement (RIM) group as a terrorist organization, which is the first move against white supremacist group.

Source: Reuters


  1. ASEAN and the U.S. officials held a video meeting and promised that medical supplies, agriculture products, and essential goods would still flow between countries.

Source: The Straits Times

  1. Malaysia announced a new stimulus financial package that is worth US$2.3 billion to sustain the medium-sized enterprises affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.   

Source: CNA 

  1. India imposed nationwide lockdown and converted the old train carriage across the country into the isolation ward for the COVID-19 infected patients.

Source: CNN


  1. PM Hun Sen urged all the ministers not to force their subordinate officials to donate the salary for Anti-COVID19 Committee since not all of them can afford to do so. 

Source: Thmey Thmey

  1. NBC’s director-general went on her Facebook and explained why we should increase the use of riels to help  NBC to stabilize pricing and interest rate during the COVID-19 crisis.

Source: Khmer Times

  1. Facebook launches its COVID-19 information center, which provides top key statistics and guidelines from health institutions, in Cambodia, and it is available in Khmer. 

Source: Khmer Times