Coronavirus latest: Philippines’ Cebu Air defers jet purchases

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 4,534,731, according to the World Health Organization.

The worldwide death toll has hit 307,537.

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

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Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):


11:50 a.m. Thailand’s economy contracted at its sharpest pace in eight years in the first quarter but by less than expected. The country’s GDP shrank 1.8% in January-March from a year earlier, data

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