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Biggest Arab economies hit by virus with record declines in gulf

The non-oil economies of the energy-rich Gulf states are likely going in reverse this year.

April 05, 2020

India bans all exports of Trump's 'game changer' virus drug

Indian authorities have prohibited exports of hydroxychloroquine and its formulations “without any exceptions” and with immediate effect.

April 05, 2020

Nishimura: Japan won't hesitate to declare emergency if needed

Japan will not hesitate to declare a state of emergency over the coronavirus pandemic if there is any sign of an explosive spike in infections, Japan's Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said.

April 05, 2020

South Korea extends intensive social distancing for 14 days

In other parts of Asia, Thailand has suspended incoming passenger flights while the number of new daily infections in Japan topped 100 for the first time.

April 04, 2020