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 8,320,288, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The worldwide death toll has hit 447,628.
To see how the disease has spread, view our virus tracker charts:
Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):
Thursday, June 18
15:10 p.m. Vietnam approves its biggest commercial project this year as the government seeks to maintain what has been a record pace of public and private investment since January to help the economy emerge from