June

Coronavirus latest: New York to start reopening June 8

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 5,867,727, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The worldwide death toll has hit 362,238.

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


(Source photo by AP) 

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Saturday, May 30

2:45 a.m. New York City is “on track” to begin phase one of a reopening plan on June 8, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo tells a news conference.

12:00 a.m. Singapore and China have

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Singapore to reopen finance and wholesale on June 2

SINGAPORE — Businesses including finance, wholesale trade and semiconductor manufacturing will be allowed to restart on-site operations June 2, Singapore’s government said Tuesday, after two months of sweeping workplace closures.

But retailers will have to remain closed until the next phase of easing, which likely will begin as early as July, as the government takes a cautious approach to avoid a resurgence of the novel coronavirus.

Singapore, which has the most COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia, entered what it calls a “circuit breaker” shutdown period April 7, during which all schools and nonessential workplaces closed. This period will end June

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Mitsubishi to finalize Bombardier regional jet deal on June 1

TOKYO — Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said Thursday that it will formally acquire Bombardier’s regional jet program on June 1, nearly a year after the deal was first announced, but said it will likely write down the entire value of the acquisition.

Mitsubishi Heavy first announced it would acquire the Canadian Regional Jet, or CRJ, program on June 25 for $550 million (58.4 billion yen). The Japanese company now says it will write down the value of the acquisition in the current fiscal year, which ends March 2021 by an estimated 50 billion to 70 billion yen.

The acquisition nevertheless marks

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Coronavirus latest: Indonesia halts all commercial flights until June 1

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 2,544,792, according to the World Health Organization.

The worldwide death toll has hit 175,694.

To see how the disease has spread, click this interactive virus tracker:

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Thursday, April 23

11:28 p.m. Indonesia will suspend all commercial passenger flights — domestic and international — from April 24 to June 1. Among the flights that will still be allowed are repatriation flights, as well those for state representatives.

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