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Coronavirus latest: Japan fears second wave as Kyushu cases jump

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 5,722,859, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The worldwide death toll has hit 356,279.

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


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Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Friday, May 29

9:00 a.m. Japan’s health ministry has begun investigating a cluster in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, which has a population of about 930,000. Forty-three cases have been reported in the past six days, including 21 on

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Coronavirus latest: US stocks jump 700 points on vaccine hopes

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:


(Source photo by AP) 

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

MONDAY, MAY 18

10:30 p.m. U.S. stocks open sharply higher, lifted by hopes for a coronavirus vaccine after U.S. biotech company Moderna announces positive results from a phase 1 study. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbs

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Coronavirus latest: US stocks jump on vaccine hopes

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:


(Source photo by AP) 

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

MONDAY, MAY 18

10:30 p.m. U.S. stocks open sharply higher, lifted by hopes for a coronavirus vaccine after U.S. biotech company Moderna announces positive results from a phase 1 study. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbs

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Japan’s shipbuilders jump at prospect of first hospital ship

TOKYO — Japan’s major shipbuilders have been maneuvering behind the scenes to win a contract to build the country’s first hospital ship as the coronavirus pandemic threatens to create a shortage of patient beds on land.

Japan inched closer to commissioning a hospital ship, earmarking 70 million yen ($655,000) for a feasibility study in a broader supplementary budget passed last week. Shipbuilding companies have stepped up lobbying efforts to build the ships since March.

“With our vessel type, we can bring this kind of hospital ship to fruition,” said a shipbuilder representative.

Japan Marine United, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Kawasaki Heavy

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