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  • Monday March 30th, 2020

Morning News Brief [March 30, 2020]

Morning News Brief [March 30, 2020]

Morning News Brief [March 30, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
  1. Germany’s state finance minister was found dead of committed suicide after becoming worried over the economic fallout from the coronavirus. 

Source: Al Jazeera 

  1. The NIAID director predicted that the death toll in the US could reach 200,000 cases as the attempt to reopen the US economy back to normal function is questioned. 

Source: BNN Bloomberg


  1. President Trump extended the voluntary national shutdown for a month, as the death toll may peak in mid-April and could claim up to 10,000 lives.

Source: Times of Israel 

  1. One of six COVID-19 patients may face respiratory issues which requires ventilators for breathing assistance. This results in ventilators and medical tools shortages worldwide.

Source: Al Jazeera 

  1. Given the spread of coronavirus and the attack from militant groups, people in Mali were afraid to go out and vote in the parliamentary election causing a very low turnout rate.  

Source: Anadolu Agency 


  1. Vietnam Prime Minister agreed to suspend all inbound flights to the country in the next 2 weeks to better control the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Source: Xinhua Net 

  1. All eight people on board were killed in a medical plane crash in Manila, including three medical crews, three cabin crews, a patient, and a patient assistant.

Source: RT

  1. North Korea has tested multiple super large rocket launchers which were the latest series of weapons tests or artillery firing drills that North Korea conducted. 

Source: Yonhap News Agency

  1. Singapore PM said the coronavirus will not go away in the next 2 months and will go around the world spreading its course, thus calling for concrete actions to stop the spread.

Source: The Straits Times


  1. A small incident along Cambodia-Thai border in Preah Vihear driven by the fencing of barbed wire from Thai military was solved peacefully with negotiation. 

Source: Khmer Times 

  1. The National Assembly will vote on the proposal to reshuffle the cabinet upon the request of the Prime Minister to increase productivity and  efficiency of the government.

Source: Khmer Times

  1. The Ministry of Health has warned about taking legal actions against those who use rapid test kits to test COVID-19, claiming that such kits have not been approved for use.

Source: The Phnom Penh Post

  1. Chinese clothes manufacturer will donate 1 million face masks to Cambodia, while the first batch of 200,000 has already started shipping for the fight against COVOID-19.

Source: Thmey Thmey