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Coronavirus latest: Australia retail sales post record slump

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 6,395,328, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The worldwide death toll has hit 380,580.

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


(Source photo by AP) 

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Thursday, June 4

12:10 p.m. China says it will allow more foreign airlines to fly into the mainland, shortly after Washington barred Chinese passenger carriers from flying to the United States citing Beijing’s restrictions on American airlines. Qualifying

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Coronavirus latest: antimalaria drug fails to prevent COVID-19 in study

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 6,395,328, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The worldwide death toll has hit 380,580.

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


(Source photo by AP) 

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Thursday, June 4

9:40 a.m. Australian airline Qantas Airways says it will raise domestic flight capacity to 15% of pre-pandemic levels by the end of June, up from 5% now, as Australian states ease travel restrictions.

9:00 a.m.

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Alibaba’s AI helps detect coronavirus pneumonia within a minute

TOKYO — Medical information provider M3 has tapped Alibaba Group Holding’s artificial intelligence technology to develop a diagnostic system that can quickly identify COVID-19 pneumonia in CT scan images.

The system, which is awaiting approval from the health ministry, holds promise as a supplementary testing tool as Japan struggles to expand capacity for PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests for the coronavirus.

The plans is to supply the system to hospitals in Japan, expanding to hundreds of locations eventually. Hospitals will send computed tomography scans of the chest to M3’s system, which will send back results, indicating the possibility of COVID-19

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Doctors and nurses join US protests in the time of coronavirus

NEW YORK — Among the sea of thousands gathered at Times Square in the name of the Black Lives Matter movement, a young man wearing a black nurse uniform and a silver cross on his chest stepped onto a stone divider next to a New York Police Department sign.

With a T-shirt of George Floyd in one hand, he pulled down his blue mask and stared into the crowd below. 

“How the f— can I have made America great again and nurture us back to health when you wanna kill me?” he said, speaking at the top of his lungs 

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