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TOKYO (The Straits Times/ANN): A night of conversation at home, over dinner and alcohol, turned tragic on Sunday (April 5) for a Tokyo couple who had followed advice not to go out due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The Covid-19 coronavirus has taken thousands of lives to date, ranging from frontliners in the medical and essential fields, to politicians and celebrities. Here is a list of showbiz and style icons we have lost to the pandemic.
HONG KONG (AFP): Most Asian equities retreated Wednesday after a two-day rally as investors closely track developments in the coronavirus crisis, while the oil market continued to fluctuate ahead of a crucial producers' meeting.
Nintendo’s Animal Crossing has been an escape for many during the Covid-19 lockdown, and now it’s become a place for Hong Kong protesters to congregate without flouting social distancing rules.
TOKYO (AP): The Tokyo Olympic flame has been taken off public display in Japan. And it’s not clear when it will reappear again or where -- or under what conditions.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo recorded 144 coronavirus infections on Wednesday, its biggest daily jump since the start of the pandemic, the city's governor Yuriko Koike said, on the first day of a state of emergency aimed at containing the outbreak.
KUALA LUMPUR: Sectors hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to see the strongest recovery as pent-up demand is released and production ramps up, but this is provided the supply chain is fixed, according to a report by Baker McKenzie and Oxford Economics.
From Dr Pamela Yong.
Foxconn, the company responsible for assembling most of the world’s Apple Inc iPhones, will aid the fight against the coronavirus pandemic by developing and making ventilators in the US.
JAKARTA, April 8 (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Bank Indonesia (BI) has reached a repurchase agreement (repo) worth US$60 billion with the United States Federal Reserve to boost dollar liquidity supply following a fall in Indonesia’s foreign exchange reserves in March amid the COVID-19 pandemic.