COVID19

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:


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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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Coronavirus latest: Wuhan tests 10m and finds no COVID-19 cases

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 6,259,887, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The worldwide death toll has hit 375,208.

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


(Source photo by AP) 

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Tuesday, June 2

6:04 p.m. Hong Kong government announces that it is extending its social distancing measures, which had been due to end on June 4, for an additional two weeks. Authorities also report an additional six

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Turkey reopens economy as daily new COVID-19 cases fall

ISTANBUL — Turkey reopened its economy on Monday, with many restaurants and cafes back in business. The government has reported fewer than 1,000 novel coronavirus cases a day recently, compared with around 5,000 a day in early April.

A restaurant in the heart of Istanbul’s business district illustrates the reopening. On Monday morning, it was scrambling to arrange socially distant seating and supply customers with disinfectant to comply with last-minute government regulations. The new seating arrangements mean the cafe can serve only half as many customers as before.

Ercument Arslan, who manages the restaurant, said: “I hope that as the

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What marketers can learn from media coverage of COVID-19

The following is a guest post from Ben Lack, founder and CEO at agency​ Interrupt Media. Opinions are the author’s own.

The news media’s coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic has a lot to teach marketers about how to turn prospective customers into paying ones.

While many of us in marketing struggle to convince prospects to do what we want — buy our products or services —the media has skillfully led its consumers through the coronavirus “customer journey” with impressive results.

In just a few weeks, Americans went from knowing nothing about COVID-19 to taking actions, some requiring personal sacrifice,

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