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  • Thursday April 9th, 2020

Morning News Brief [April 9, 2020]

Morning News Brief [April 9, 2020]

Morning News Brief [April 9, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
  1. More than 1.5 million people have been diagnosed with coronavirus as the world’s economy is under the threat of global recession in history.

Source: South China Morning Post 

  1. Mike Pompeo claimed that the sanction on Iran does not bar humanitarian assistance from getting into Iran as the Iranian leaders appealed to the world and US lawmakers. 

Source: Sputnik

  1. The director of WHO called for unity and urged the US and China to not politicize the virus after Trump criticized his organization for mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Source: The Straits Times

  1. A Saudi Arabia-led coalition who has been fighting Houthi forces in Yemen since 2015, has declared a ceasefire which comes into effect on Thursday.

Source: BBC

  1. Bernie Sanders is dropping out of the 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, leaving former vice president Joe Biden as the only Democratic candidate. 

Source: RT

  1. Nearly 60% of 217 people who are on-board of the Antarctic Cruise Ship have tested positive for COVID-19 as the ship has been stranded off the coast of Uruguay.

Source: Business Insider

  1. Hong Kong government will provide a HK$137.5 billion economic relief package to support workers’ salaries and businesses while continuing to impose social distancing. 

Source: The Straits Times 

  1. The COVID-19 cases in Malaysia had passed 4,000, making her the worst-hit country in SEA, although the cordon sanitaire has been implemented to curb the spread.  

Source: Channel NewsAsia

  1. Indonesia imposed a large scale social distancing measure that binds the residence to limit gathering to 5 people,  suspend classes and shorten public transportation. 

Source: The Straits Times 


  1. PM Hun Sen had a telephone conversation with the US Secretary of  State as both sides showed gratitude towards each other for their mutual assistance amidst the pandemic.

Source: Fresh News 

  1. PM commended China’s support and medical assistance in the midst of the coronavirus, adding that it had uplifted the bilateral relations between the two countries.  

Source: Xinhua Net

  1. MoEYS had issued a notice  to postpone the national examination for the secondary and highschool students to August while students are encouraged to continue to study online.