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- Global cases: At least 2,790,986.
- Global deaths: At least 195,920.
- Most cases reported: United States (890,524), Spain (219,764), Italy (192,994), France (159,495), and Germany (154,545).
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 9:40 a.m. Beijing time.
All times below are in Beijing time.
11:00 am: ‘Stay home’ period starts in Tokyo
Authorities in Tokyo are urging people to stay home from today till May 6 to curb the spread of the virus, according to public broadcaster NHK. This 12-day period includes Japan’s Golden Week spring holidays.
Tokyo’s governor Koike Yuriko said Friday that this period will be crucial in reducing contact between people by 80%, a target set by the country’s government, the report said.
Japan has been criticized for its slow response to the coronavirus outbreak. While many major cities…