Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic In Asia — News Updates April 3-4, 2020

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Al Jazeera: Indonesia reports Southeast Asia’s highest coronavirus fatalities

Indonesia’s death rate due to the deadly infection stood at 9.1 percent compared to 5.2 worldwide as of Friday.

Jakarta, Indonesia – Indonesia reported its first two coronavirus cases on March 2, and has tallied 1,986 confirmed cases and 181 deaths as of April 3, making it the country with the most coronavirus deaths and the highest fatality rate in Southeast Asia.

Indonesia’s death rate stood at 9.1 percent compared to 5.2 worldwide as of Friday. In comparison, the Philippines had a 4.5 percent death rate and Malaysia had a 1.6 percent rate during the same period, although both countries have higher number of cases with more than 3,000 each.

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Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic In Asia — News Updates April 3-4, 2020

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Tomb Sweeping Festival: China pays ‘virtual’ respects to ancestors — BBC
U.S. sounds alarm on coronavirus in Japan, Tokyo pushes for state of emergency — Reuters
India COVID-19 lockdown means no food or work for rural poor — Al Jazeera
Exclusive: Jump in Jakarta funerals raises fears of unreported coronavirus deaths — Reuters
South Korea reaches 10,000 COVID-19 cases, quarantines foreign arrivals — UPI
North Korea reveals over 500 people under quarantine — UPI
Thailand suspends incoming passenger flights to fight coronavirus — Reuters
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte warns against violating coronavirus lockdown — ABC News Online
Coronavirus Singapore: 100 to 1,000 infections in one month. What happened? — SCMP
Singapore to close workplaces, schools in virus fight — SCMP
Coronavirus: what’s behind Singapore’s U-turn on wearing masks? — SCMP
Vietnam’s total coronavirus cases rise to 237, no deaths: health ministry — Reuters

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