Coronavirus: India records 1,600 deaths overnight; Japan considers new emergency; Indonesia warns of post-Eid infection spike

Apr 19, 2021 | INVESTING

More people were diagnosed with Covid-19 during the past seven days than in any other week since the start of the pandemic – and Asia has not been immune to the worrisome global trend, with India shouldering a surging caseload, Japan in its fourth wave of contagion and Indonesia warning of a possible spike in infections with the coming Eid holiday. The record weekly tally of 5.2 million cases globally – a 12 per cent week-on-week increase, according to data from Johns Hopkins University – came…

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