- The IMF and World Bank called for governments to put a hold on debt payment from the world’s poorest nations so they can battle the coronavirus pandemic.
- Members of the G7 failed to agree on a joint statement after the U.S. insisted on referring to the coronavirus outbreak as the “Wuhan virus”.
Source: The Washington Post
- Russian President Putin’s plan to hold power until 2036 is blurry as the nationwide referendum on constitutional amendment has been postponed due to COVID-19.
- The US senate is expected to vote on the 2-billion-dollar alleviation package to help hard-hit industries from COVID-19 impacts and disburse money to millions of families.
Source: The Straits Times
- The resignation of a Israel’s parliament speaker cleared the way for the opposition party’s presence in the parliament which deepened the political turmoil within the country.
- The US warships were reported sailing through the sensitive straits of Taiwan, following rising tension between Taiwan and China amid the coronavirus outbreak.
- President Xi said China is confident to step up coordination with other countries to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
- Singapore’s economy declined by 2.2 percent which is the biggest contradiction over the decade amid the coronavirus outbreak that causes the country to plan for a recession.
Source: South China Morning Post
- The gunmen in Afghanistan claimed the responsbililty over the attack of 25 people due to the mistreatment on the Muslim people of Kashmir and threaten for further attack.
Source: Channel News Asia
- PM Hun Sen said he is considering requesting the King to impose a state of emergency if current measures are not effective to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Source: Thmey Thmey (https://cambodianess.com/article/hun-sen-contemplating-state-of-emergency)
- 3,000 schools and provincial education departments across the Kingdom are set to have access to free high-speed internet within five years, provided by Metfone.
Source: Khmer Times
- Only 35 of 15000 migrant workers returned home from Thailand have been tested for coronavirus as the government admits the incapability to get everyone tested.
- SPM, as the chairman of the national committee for combating COVID-19, said Cambodia will offer free treatment to the foreign and local patients of COVID-19.
Source: Fresh News