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Coronavirus latest: Australia to provide Pacific nations test kits

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 3,672,238, according to the World Health Organization.

The worldwide death toll has hit 254,045.

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


(Source photo by AP) 

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Friday, May 8

10:00 a.m. China reports one new case for May 7, down from two cases the previous day. No new imported cases were recorded, though 16 new asymptomatic cases surfaced.

9:55 a.m. Australia will

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India opts for own COVID-19 tests kits, rejecting those from China

NEW DELHI — India is looking to double its coronavirus testing capacity to 100,000 per day by the end of May by increasing local production of test kits. The government recently announced it would no longer use Chinese-made kits, citing reliability problems.

“We will have indigenous production of good quality antibody kits, and also the [RT-PCR] kits for detection of the virus. I think all this is going to come in the next couple of weeks,” Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday in an online meeting with civil society and nongovernment organizations.

Domestic production will also help to meet

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Coronavirus latest: China slams India’s ‘unfair’ criticism of its test kits

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 3,020,117, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.

The worldwide death toll has hit 209,799.

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

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Tuesday, April 28

7:57 p.m. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday discussed the coronavirus pandemic with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, and assured him that New Delhi would do its best to prevent the disruption of the supplies

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Coronavirus latest: China slams India’s ‘unfair’ ciriticism of its test kits

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 3,020,117, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.

The worldwide death toll has hit 209,799.

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

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Tuesday, April 28

3:40 p.m. Nissan says it expects to register a net loss for fiscal 2019 ended March 31, due to falling auto sales hammered by factory lockdowns.

3:30 p.m. China has criticized India’s decision to stop

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