- Vietnam Airlines to resume Tokyo flights; Myanmar battles 2nd wave
The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.
Global cases have reached 28,316,230, according to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
The worldwide death toll has hit 912,212.
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Saturday, September 12
10:20 a.m. For the first time since March 15, Canada reports zero new deaths from COVID-19. But the number of positive cases for the past 24 hours rose by 702, bringing the country total to 135,626, Reuters reports.
4:45 a.m. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has proposed extending temporary waivers of minimum flight requirements at some American airports until late March. The hubs include New York’s JFK and LaGuardia airports and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. In normal times, airlines can lose their slots at busy hubs if they do not keep usage high. Waivers now in place are set to expire in October.
3:00 a.m. The release of the Warner Bros superhero sequel “Wonder Woman 1984” has been postponed until Christmas Day from Oct. 2 as many theaters remain closed owing to the pandemic, according to media reports. Motion picture studios from the U.S. to China face a slow recovery from lockdowns and social distancing requirements that have kept moviegoers away for months.
1:00 a.m. France’s government has no plans to impose a new nationwide lockdown in response to a flare-up of COVID-19 cases, Prime Minister Jean Castex is quoted as saying by Reuters.