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Tokyo’s entertainment district of Kabukicho. Photograph: Behrouz Mehri/AFP via Getty Images

Nightclubs and hostess bars in Tokyo are to be paid to close after the Japanese capital recorded 224 coronavirus cases on Thursday, the highest daily (...)

Members of the Melbourne Fire Brigade (MFB) prepare to take food parcels to residents in a locked down public housing estate in Melbourne. Photograph: William West/AFP via Getty

Melbourne began a six-week lockdown on Thursday following a spike in new coronavirus cases, as states around the country tightened internal borders to(...)

Passengers wearing protective masks travel on a bus in Mumbai, India, on Monday. Photograph: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

India has overtaken Russia with the world’s third-highest number of novel coronavirus cases, at nearly 700,000, according to the latest data, as the (...)

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe declares a state of emergency during a meeting of the task force against the novel coronavirus in Tokyo. Photograph: EPA

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday declared a state of emergency to fight new coronavirus infections in major population centres and unveil(...)

Japan’s prime minister,  Shinzo Abe, prepares to speak to reporters in Tokyo on Monday ahead of a meeting about the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is set to declare a month-long state of emergency to deal with the coronavirus, effectively acknowledging that his (...)

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe in the upper house of parliament in Tokyo. Photograph: Jiji Press/AFP via Getty Images

A mash-up of bingo hall, pinball and slot arcade, pachinko is hugely popular in Japan. Players sit in crowded rooms hermetically sealed off from the o(...)

Italy is experiencing a continued slowdown in the rate of its new confirmed coronavirus cases. Photograph: Reuters

Spain has become the third country to surpass China in coronavirus infections after the United States and Italy. With a population of only 47 million(...)

Healthcare professionals take care of coronavirus  sufferers in the intensive care of the Poliambulanza hospital in Brescia, Italy. Photograph: EPA

Covid-19 cases worldwide have now topped 491,000, with 22,000 dead and 118,000 recovered, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. (...)

 Commuters on a subway train in Tokyo on March 13th. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

This week, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe bowed to the inevitable when he accepted the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He made the announ(...)

The Tokyo Olympics has been postponed for one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: AP

The Olympic Federation of Ireland has welcomed the decision to postpone the Summer Olympic Games to 2021, amid the current global coronavirus crisis. (...)

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