News Headlines - 30 April 2020

Coronavirus: South Korea reports zero new local cases for first time since February | South China Morning Post

South Korea on Thursday reported no new domestic coronavirus cases for the first time since February, the Korea Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said.
KCDC reported four new infections, all imported cases, taking the national tally to 10,765. The death toll rose by one to 247, while 9,059 have been discharged.Of the total, 1,065 were imported cases, where more than 90 per cent were Koreans, according to a KCDC statement.

Japan enacts 25.69 trillion yen extra budget for coronavirus package - The Mainichi

Japan's parliament enacted Thursday a 25.69 trillion yen ($240 billion) extra budget for fiscal 2020 to finance an emergency package aimed at aiding the economy and people hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

Nissan won't reopen Sunderland plant until June as staff remain furloughed - Mirror Online

Nissan will keep its Sunderland plant closed for at least another month, the carmaker has said.
Until then, the majority of employees will remain furloughed, with Nissan saying Government support was key to being able to do that... The Sunderland site is Britain's biggest car plant and built nearly 350,000 vehicles in 2019 - it employs almost 7,000 workers.

SoftBank net loss to widen to $8.4bn - Nikkei Asian Review

SoftBank Group expects its net loss for the year ended March to widen to 900 billion yen ($8.4 billion), 150 billion yen more than its previous forecast, due to new losses related to its investment in U.S. office space provider WeWork... SoftBank had previously expected 800 billion yen in non-operating losses but now expects that figure to rise to 1 trillion yen, 700 billion yen of which is related to WeWork.

Beijing to reopen museums - Xinhua

Museums in Beijing will reopen on May 1, the first day of the upcoming five-day May Day holiday, said the Beijing Municipal Administration of Cultural Heritage Wednesday... Visitors are required to undergo an epidemic prevention safety inspection, follow museum staff's guidance and keep a safe distance from each other during their visits.







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