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 3,679,499, according to the World Health Organization.
The worldwide death toll has hit 254,199.
To see how the disease has spread, view our virus tracker charts:
Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):
Friday, May 8
12:10 p.m. Japan’s ANA Holdings announces a temporary halt in hiring for spring 2021. The group, which includes the ANA and Peach airline brands, had planned to take on about 3,200 people and
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