Japan’s Olympics minister said the country is committed to hosting the summer games as planned from July even as the coronavirus outbreak spread to new parts of the country.
Asian shares steadied from early losses on Monday as investors placed their hopes on a coordinated global monetary policy response to weather the damaging economic impact of the coronavirus epidemic.
The Department of Health says the remaining 10 crew members on the quarantined cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan, will remain on board until all passengers have disembarked, then only will they go into quarantine and observation before coming home.
The Department of Health says two South Africans, working on Japanese Princess Diamond Cruise ship have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Japan’s health ministry on Wednesday defended its cautious approach to coronavirus testing as domestic cases increased and South Korea prepared to test more than 200,000 members of a church at the heart of a surge in its outbreak.