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  • Wednesday March 18th, 2020

Morning News Brief [March 18, 2020]

Morning News Brief [March 18, 2020]

Morning News Brief [March 18, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
  1. The EU faced criticism over its slow reaction for the medical supplies for the members that were hit the hardest by the  pandemic, calling the move a gesture of reciprocity. 

Source: South China Morning Post (https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/3075659/coronavirus-germanys-angela-merkel-plays-down-chinas-provision


  1. After West Virginia’s governor found a case of COVID-19, the US has now confirmed coronavirus cases in all 50 states while the death toll rises to 100. 

Source: Al Jazeera (https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/coronavirus-death-toll-surpasses-100-case-state-200317225259357.html)


  1. Vladimir claimed that Russia is able to keep the epidemic under their control as the Chinese pathogen continues to heavily tolling around the globe. 

Source: Press TV (https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/03/18/621102/Russia-Vladimir-Putin-coronavirus-outbreak-


  1. The European leaders agreed to impose immediate travel restriction on most countries that enter Europe for at least 30 days to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Source: RT (https://www.rt.com/news/483359-eu-close-borders-external-coronavirus/)


  1. India External Affairs Ministry rejected a joint declaration issued by China and Pakistan over the Kashmir region, this joint affair during Arif Alvi’s visit to Beijing this week.

Source: Sputnik (https://sputniknews.com/india/202003171078605393-india-rejects-chinese-pakistani-declaration-on-disputed-kashmir/)


  1. SK and the US opened a new round of defense talks to engage in negotiations with the aim to strike a complete deal that seeks to reach a partial agreement on furloughs. 

Source: KBS World  Radio (http://world.kbs.co.kr/service/news_view.htm?lang=e&Seq_Code=152105


  1. China effectively restricted 3 journalists from 3 of the US newspapers and the journalists will be unable to work in semi-autonomous cities where there is greater freedom of press. 

Source: BBC (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-51938035


  1. WHO called for aggressive action in Southeast Asia to contain the fastest growing coronavirus that the situation in some countries has transmitted to the deadly disease. 

Source: CNA (https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/coronavirus-covid-19-who-southeast-asia-12549862)


  1. Malaysia and the Philippines had their daily life restricted as the countries prepared for the lockdown in or out country with the effort to contain the infections. 

Source: CNN (https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/17/asia/coronavirus-covid-19-update-intl-hnk/index.html


  1. The Council for the Development of Cambodia has approved three new investment projects worth US$7 million that will create 2000 jobs for local people.

Source: Khmer Times 



  1. Three Cambodia’s viver vessels denied docking in Vietnam due to fear of COVID-19, according to the owner there’re 77 passengers onboard, the water and food will run off. 

Source: Khmer Times (https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50702468/three-cambodian-river-cruise-vessels-denied-docking-in-vietnams-water/


  1. The Ministry of Health confirmed 9 new cases of COVID-19; six of which were found in Cambodian Muslims who returned from a religious event in Malaysia.

Source: The Phnom Penh Post (https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-sees-nine-new-covid-19-cases


  1. Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that all religious gatherings are banned after 17 new cases of COVID-19 are found in Cambodian Muslims who returned from Malaysia.   

Source: Khmer Times (https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50702753/religious-gatherings-banned-after-covid-19-infection-surges/)