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News COVID-19 (March 26)

News COVID-19 (March 26)

The main headlines of the day:


-Tokyo residents are asked to stay indoors at weekend due to coronavirus (Kyodo News)


-Japan to advise against all nonessential overseas travel (as of March 25, Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Jp only, Mainichi Shinbun)


-The ANA direct flight to Brussels has been suspended till April 24 (as of March 25, English and Japanese)
Also JAL has suspended its European flights (as of March 26, English and Japanese)


-Olympics: Tokyo Games not limited to summertime, Bach says (Kyodo News)


-Nikkei briefly drops 900 points as coronavirus infections spike in Tokyo (Mainichi Shinbun)

-METI is taking measures to mitigate the impacts on companies of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and for supporting such companies (as of March 24, English and Japanese)



To keep track of COVID-19 cases:
In Tokyo (English and Japanese)
In Japan
Globally: Johns Hopkins CSSE and Worldometer


In the meantime, stay healthy, safe, and home as much as possible!


The BLCCJ office