The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.
Global cases have reached 3,356,205, according to the World Health Organization.
The worldwide death toll has hit 238,730.
To see how the disease has spread, view our virus tracker charts:
Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):
Tuesday, May 5
1:32 a.m. Malaysia disputes the World Health Organisation’s recommendation that adults avoid palm oil in their diet during the COVID-19 outbreak, with a government agency calling the advice “antiquated.” The Southeast Asian nation