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Coronavirus latest: Japan’s high school baseball championship canceled

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.

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Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Wednesday, May 20

7:02 p.m. Japanese social media platform Line will launch a telemedicine business this summer to meet growing demand amid the coronavirus pandemic.

6:50 p.m. Cambodia has lifted a ban on the entry of

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Cannes Lions canceled over coronavirus challenges

Dive Brief:

  • Cannes Lions canceled its annual Festival of Creativity in Cannes, France, citing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to an announcement made Friday.
  • The group owned by Ascential had previously postponed the festival, typically held in June, to October 2020. Following further discussions with partners and customers and given the unique safety and economic challenges posed by the pandemic, Cannes Lions opted for a full cancellation, a statement said.
  • The next Festival of Creativity will be held June 21-25, 2021.

Dive Insight:

The Festival of Creativity is one of advertising’s biggest annual events, doubling as a

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