Get the latest information on the political landscape, entertainment updates, and health sector in Asia with this Mitvonline news highlight for April! The latest news in Asia that you need to know are the following:
The Philippine government has announced that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) fatality rate is now 2.7%, which is higher than the previously reported 1.1% figure. The new figure is based on the death count of 6,906 COVID-19 cases, as of April 6, 2020. The government also released the number of active cases as of April 6, 2020, which was reported at 3,105. There were 22 deaths as of April 6, 2020. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines is already nearing 40,000. The Philippines is one of the first countries in Asia to report cases of COVID-19. In March, the Philippines reported its first case of COVID-19. In April, the Philippines reported its first case of COVID-19, which was later confirmed to be a local transmission. The first case of COVID-19 in the Philippines was announced on March 2, 2020. The first COVID-19 case was confirmed on March 3, 2020. The first death from COVID-19 was announced on March 8, 2020. The first death was reported on March 9, 2020. The first COVID-19 fatality was announced on March 13, 2020.
– Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has given his support to his right-wing coalition partner, ruling party candidate for Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, to run in the June 22 election. Koike has been criticized for her controversial statements on sex education and abortion, and has been accused of exploiting her position as the only woman candidate to win a seat in the lower house of the Diet.
– The Japan-Korea bilateral trade volume rose to $9.1 billion in March, up 1.2 percent from the previous month, as exports from Japan rose and imports from South Korea fell.
– The Japanese health ministry has announced that the country’s infant mortality rate has reached a record low of 2.3 deaths per 1,000 live births.
– A total of 64 people have been confirmed dead and more than 2,000 injured after a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck the southern Japanese island of Kyushu.
– A powerful earthquake has struck off the coast of Japan, killing at least three people and injuring more than 500.
– The global economy is expected to have expanded by 3.2 percent in 2018, a slight drop from the previous year’s 3.3 percent, according to the International Monetary Fund.