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Coronavirus latest: Ube to produce intermediate chemicals for Avigan

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 2,402,250, according to the World Health Organization.

The worldwide death toll has hit 163,097.

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

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Wednesday, April 22

4:27 p.m. Thailand reports 15 new confirmed cases, down from the 19 it reported on Tuesday. Total confirmed cases now stand at 2,826. The country has suffered 49 deaths.

3:38 p.m. Japan Airlines announces that its consolidated

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