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Corona Virus Update In Asia And Around The World by Joclebs(m): 11:49am On Mar 25, 2020
#what's the latest from around Asia?
Neighbouring Pakistan has almost twice as
many confirmed cases - 878 as of Monday
evening. Sweeping restrictions are in place
although the government has stopped short of
imposing a nationwide lockdown. However,
several provinces have announced them
independently. The army is being brought in to
help enforce the restrictions
Bangladesh, which has reported 33 cases and
three deaths, is also deploying its armed
forces to help maintain social distancing and
boost Covid-19 preventive measures. The
soldiers will also monitor thousands of
quarantined expatriate returnees. Across
South Asia, there are concerns that the actual
number of cases could be much higher than is
being reported.
Indonesia, which has 49 confirmed Covid-19
deaths - the highest in South East Asia - has
converted an athlete's village built for the
2018 Asian Games into a makeshift hospital
for coronavirus patients. A state of emergency
was declared in Jakarta on Monday
In Thailand, a month-long state of emergency
which will include curfews and checkpoints
will begin on Thursday. The government has
been criticised for failing to take strong action
so far. Four people have died and nearly 900
tested positive
The most populous country that was without a
case until now - Myanmar - has announced
two cases.

#And what about the rest of the world?#
Elsewhere, governments are continuing to
work to stem the spread of the virus which
has now affected more than 190 countries
More than 2.6 billion people are in lockdown
now India has introduced its new measures,
according to a tally by the AFP news agency
Europe remains at the epicentre of the
pandemic. On Tuesday, the death toll jumped
by 514 in a single day in Spain and other
European countries also reported sharp
Italy is the worst affected country in the world
in terms of deaths. The virus has killed almost
7,000 people there over the past month.
The UK, meanwhile, is spending its first day
under tight new restrictions. Prime Minister
Boris Johnson announced unprecedented
on Monday and ordered the immediate closure
of shops selling non-essential goods.
And in the US, New York's governor has said
the federal government is not sending enough
to combat the crisis. The state has been hit
especially hard by the virus.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has
warned that the US has the potential to
become the new epicentre of the pandemic.
In other developments, Japanese Prime
Minister Shinzo Abe said the International
Olympic Committee has agreed that the 2020
Tokyo Olympics should be postponed by a

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