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Coronavirus latest: Oil plunges to minus $37 a barrel

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 2,285,210, according to the World Health Organization.

The worldwide death toll has hit 155,124.

To see how the disease has spread, click this interactive virus tracker:

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Tuesday, April 21

4:35 a.m. U.S. crude oil futures end the day at a stunning minus $37.63 a barrel. The May U.S. WTI contract fell $55.9, or 306%, after touching an all-time low of -$40.32 a barrel. 

3:20 a.m. U.S.

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Coronavirus latest: US crude plunges as low as $1 a barrel

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 2,285,210, according to the World Health Organization.

The worldwide death toll has hit 155,124.

To see how the disease has spread, click this interactive virus tracker:

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Tuesday, April 21

1:24 a.m. Cash-strapped airline Virgin Australia is poised to enter voluntary administration, Reuters reports.

12:45 a.m. The World Health Organization plans to ship 180 million surgical masks to countries in April and May, Reuters quotes WHO Director-General 

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