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  • Wednesday March 25th, 2020

Morning News Brief [March 25, 2020]

Morning News Brief [March 25, 2020]

Morning News Brief [March 25, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
  1. One of the major UN conferences, the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty review, is likely to be postponed as the coronavirus pandemic overrides the world agenda.

Source: The Washington Post (https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/nuclear-nonproliferation-treaty-review-likely-postponed/2020/03/24/d90dea78-6e1a-11ea-a156-0048b62cdb51_story.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_world)

  1. The Trump administration is considering lifting a tariff responsibility on imported goods around the world for 90 days, though the proposal received a public outcry from locals.

Source: BNN Bloomberg (https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/trump-administration-said-to-weigh-90-day-deferral-of-tariffs-1.1411809


  1. The US cut $1bn in aid to Afghanistan and threatened to reduce further in the next following year over the failure of political unity within the country. 

Source: BBC News


  1. After charges of using the term Chinese Virus, President Donald Trump called for protection of Asian Americans and said the spreading of the virus is not their fault.

Source: The Straits Times


  1. Iran rejects foreign assistance to combat COVID-19 regardless of the death toll reaching 2,000 and the offer from the France-based medical charity.

Source: CNA



  1. The US media group asked China to reconsider their order on expelling 13 journalists claiming that this action put the access to critical information at stake. 

Source: RFI


  1. Indian Prime Minister announced that the country will be going into a lockdown, the world’s largest lockdown so far, with $2 billion emergency aid to fight COVID-19.

Source: TVNZ (https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/world/india-begin-worlds-largest-coronavirus-lockdown-tomorrow)

  1. China announced to lift the lockdown on Wuhan, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, after having fought a successful battle against it for more than 2 months.

Source: CNN (https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/24/asia/coronavirus-wuhan-lockdown-lifted-intl-hnk/index.html

  1. The Philippines congress approved the bill on national emergency and authorised the President to launch an 18 million aid program to contain the Coronavirus pandemic.  

Source: South China Morning Post



  1. The Japanese Government provided 310 million dollar to Cambodia to develop the road and landmine clearance by official development assistance (ODA) project. 

Source: Thmey Thmey


  1. The Asian Development Bank forecasts that Cambodia will see estimated loss of more than $390 million as a consequence of the COVID-19 on economic activities.

Source: The Phnom Penh Post (https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodian-economy-will-be-worst-hit-asean-adb

  1. The proposed National Road 10 connecting Tonle Sap Region to Southern Coastal Corridor encourages Cambodian cassava sector to continue to increase the value chain.

Source: Khmer Times


  1. Minister Sar Kheng said , we will lock down the villages if more than two cases  infect the patients who returned from Thailand.

Source: Khmer Times (https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705419/village-lockdowns-mulled-if-returning-workers-have-covid-19/)