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Part of Gilead’s coronavirus drug donation allocated to Japan

15 May 2020, 12:18 AM

Japan has begun treating severely ill COVID-19 patients with Gilead Sciences Inc’s coronavirus drug Remdesivir, days after granting emergency approval to the medication the company is supplying as part of its pledged donation.

Japan expected to end state of emergency for most regions; Tokyo to remain on alert: Media

14 May 2020, 5:06 AM

Japan is expected to lift the state of emergency for 39 of its 47 prefectures on Thursday, local media reported, while the capital Tokyo is set to keep restrictions in place until it sees a convincing containment of the coronavirus.

‘2021 Tokyo Olympic games proceeding without Plan B’

9 May 2020, 4:07 PM

Senior Olympics officials say the delayed 2021 Tokyo Games are proceeding without Plan B in place.

Asia coronavirus cases hit 250 000 but pace much slower than US, Europe

5 May 2020, 8:45 PM

Coronavirus cases in Asia rose to a quarter of a million on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, driven by outbreaks in Singapore, Pakistan and India, even as China, South Korea and Japan significantly slowed the spread of the disease.

Robots on hand to greet Japanese coronavirus patients in hotels

1 May 2020, 11:38 AM

Coronavirus patients with light symptoms arriving to stay at several Tokyo hotels are likely to get a lift from a pleasant surprise – a robot greeter in the lobby.



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