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- Global cases: At least 95,270, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization
- Global deaths: At least 3,280, according to the latest figures from the WHO
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9:00 am: South Korea slams Japan’s decision to quarantine visitors from its country
South Korea called Japan’s decision to impose a two-week quarantine for visitors from its country “unreasonable, excessive and extremely regrettable,” according to a Reuters report.
Seoul’s foreign ministry will summon the Japanese ambassador on Friday to lodge a complaint, it said, according to Reuters.
8:15 am: Crisis could wipe out $211 billion from Asia Pacific economies, S&P says
The coronavirus crisis could knock $211 billion from economies throughout Asia Pacific, S&P Global Ratings said in a report.
It will particularly affect Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Thailand which will “enter or flirt with recession,” the report…