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Indonesia to release 30,000 prisoners early amid virus concerns

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia is set to release about 30,000 prisoners early as the Southeast Asian nation seeks to avoid a possible surge in coronavirus infections in its overcrowded prisons.

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Coronavirus epidemic 'far from over' in Asia - WHO official

BEIJING (Reuters) - The coronavirus epidemic is "far from over" in the Asia-Pacific region, and current measures to curb the spread of the virus are buying time for countries to prepare for large-scale community transmissions, a WHO official said on Tuesday.

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Exclusive: Japan businessman paid $8.2 million by Tokyo Olympics bid lobbied figure at centre of French corruption probe

TOKYO/PARIS (Reuters) - A businessman who received millions of dollars for his work on Tokyo's successful campaign to host the 2020 Olympics, which was postponed last week due to the coronavirus, said he played a key role in securing the support of a former Olympics powerbroker suspected by French prosecutors of taking bribes to help Japan's bid.