Day: May 20, 2020

Coronavirus latest: Trump suggests in-person G-7 meeting in Camp David

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 4,735,622, according to the World Health Organization.

The worldwide death toll has hit 316,289.

To see how the disease has spread, view our virus tracker charts:


(Source photo by AP) 

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Thursday, May 21

1:00 a.m. U.S. President Donald Trump says he may again host the G-7 summit in or near Washington, after earlier canceling the in-person meeting amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

12:34 a.m. A Japanese

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Coronavirus latest: Trump suggests in-person G7 meeting in Camp David

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 4,735,622, according to the World Health Organization.

The worldwide death toll has hit 316,289.

To see how the disease has spread, view our virus tracker charts:


(Source photo by AP) 

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Thursday, May 21

1:00 a.m. U.S. President Donald Trump says he may again host the G7 summit in or near Washington, after earlier canceling the in-person meeting amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

12:34 a.m. A Japanese

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Avigan trials will continue in Japan, with drug efficacy unclear

TOKYO — A Japanese team testing the flu drug Avigan as a treatment for the new coronavirus said Wednesday more time was needed to determine its effectiveness, while the government stood by a goal of approving the medication’s use this month.

The Fujita Health University School of Medicine said it will continue clinical trials based on the recommendation of an independent panel. The panel found “no safety or other problems” associated with the trials, according to Yohei Doi, the microbiologist heading the effort.

Doi told reporters he had not seen the actual results of an interim analysis by the panel

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YouTube advertisers get access to streaming TV under new YouTube Select offering

Dive Brief:

  • YouTube today unveiled a new product for advertisers called YouTube Select that unifies the video service’s premium ad offerings under one banner. The announcement made in a blog post by Vishal Sharma, YouTube Ads’ VP of product management, arrives ahead of the Google-owned platform’s virtual presentation at the IAB Digital Content NewFronts on June 25.
  • YouTube Select replaces Google Preferred but retains its focus on high-quality, diverse content packages that are brand-safe. The service tailors content by categories that YouTube calls lineups, which include beauty and fashion, entertainment, technology, sports and more. Additionally, the video platform is debuting
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