Covid-19: China, Korea see cases fall, amidst challenges in wider Asia-Pacific


As the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to vary around the world, a decidedly mixed outlook exists within an Asia-Pacific region that was itself the original epicentre of the virus.

At the time of writing there are now more than 3.6 million confirmed cases worldwide, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University, and almost 252,000 fatalities.

The US (1.1 million cases; 69,000 fatalities), Spain (218,000 cases; 25,400 fatalities), Italy (212,000 cases; 29,000 fatalities) and the UK (192,000 cases; 28,800 fatalities) are now the worst-hit countries globally as the epicentre of the virus rapidly moved to Europe and the Americas.

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