March

Coronavirus latest: Thailand marks zero cases, first since March

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 4,098,018, according to the World Health Organization.

The worldwide death toll has hit 283,271.

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


(Source photo by AP) 

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Wednesday, May 13

1:54 p.m. Thailand reports no new cases for the first time since March 9, standing at 2,844 with 56 fatalities.

12:47 p.m. Japanese sumo wrestler Shobushi, 28, dies from complications related to the

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Coronavirus latest: China’s industrial March profits plunge 35%

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 2,810,325, according to the World Health Organization.

The worldwide death toll has hit 193,825.

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

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Monday, April 27

1:11 p.m. Japan’s Finance Minister Taro Aso says the coronavirus pandemic has caused “an enormous impact” on domestic and overseas economies, adding that the “extremely severe situation” is expected to continue. Aso made the remark to the

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Apple aims to increase iPhone output by 4% through March

TOKYO — Apple has notified several of its suppliers that it plans to make about 213 million iPhones in the 12 months through March 2021, up 4% from the same period a year ago, despite some suppliers’ belief that orders could end up being significantly lower, Nikkei has learned.

Apple has shuttered most of its stores around the world since mid-March as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues. But the company is expected to build up inventories of its new 5G phones due to concerns over possible component shortages, despite the possibility of falling global demand.

Apple released new models of

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Tencent’s mobile game is world’s top seller in March

Tencent’s battle royale title PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) Mobile was the world’s highest-grossing mobile game in March, as demand for online entertainment increased during the coronavirus outbreak.

PUBG Mobile, and its Chinese mainland version, Peacekeeper Elite, pocketed $232 million, more than three times the amount the game earned in the same period last year, according to a report by research firm SensorTower.

Approximately 61% of PUBG Mobile’s revenue came from China, followed by the U.S. with 11% and Japan with 3.6%.

March was the second straight month for PUBG Mobile and Peacekeeper Elite to break new revenue records in both the

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