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 5,000,561, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The worldwide death toll has hit 328,191.
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Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):
Thursday, May 21
7:23 p.m. Japan is preparing to gradually ease entry restrictions on foreign visitors, with business travelers and researchers being the first to get the green light, the Nikkei learned.
6:04 p.m. Indonesia reports its