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TOKYO: Japan will extend the state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic by nearly a month, as it is still reporting hundreds of new infection cases daily, the government said on Monday (May 4). The government will extend the nationwide state of emergency until May 31.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts, Deepak Chopra and former U.S. President George W. Bush are among some 200 cultural and spiritual leaders taking part in a 24-hour livestream this weekend aimed at unity during the coronavirus pandemic.
TOKYO: The Covid-19 (coronavirus) cases in Japan increased by 247 to 13,860, according to the latest figures from the health ministry and local authorities on Tuesday evening (April 28), leading to the concerns that the government may extend the state of emergency period beyond the deadline May 6.
TOKYO: Japanese airline ANA Holdings said Tuesday its annual net profit dived 75%, hit by massive falls in demand and cancellations caused by the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. For the fiscal year to March 2020, the firm logged a net profit of 27.6 billion yen ($258 million), while operating profit tumbled 63.2% to 60.8 billion yen, on sales of 1,974 billion yen, which were down 4.1%.
TOKYO (Reuters) - It is too early to consider lifting Japan's state of emergency over the coronavirus, the head of a powerful physicians' lobby said on Tuesday, adding that Tokyo would find it tough to host next year's Olympics without an effective vaccine.
SEOUL (AFP): North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has not been seen in public for more than two weeks, missing commemorations for a key political anniversary, and reports he underwent a cardiovascular procedure have spiraled into speculation he could be incapacitated or even dead.
TOKYO: The Tokyo Olympics were postponed a month ago. But there are still more questions than answers about the new opening on July 23, 2021, and what form those games will take. IOC President Thomas Bach has already said there is "no blueprint" in assembling what he called this "huge jigsaw puzzle.”
PYONGYANG: Of all the family members who could eventually take the reins from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, his sister seems like the obvious choice. Kim Yo Jong, in her early 30s, has been by her brother’s side at summits with US, China and even South Korea.
TOKYO (AFP): The Tokyo 2020 Olympics cannot be delayed beyond the year-long postponement already forced by the coronavirus outbreak, the organising committee's president has warned in comments published Thursday (April 23)
SEOUL (Bloomberg): Reports of a health scare for Kim Jong Un are prompting North Korea watchers to envision the country without him: And the general consensus is that not much may change in how the regime deals with the outside world.