Tokyo residents urged to stay home as virus cases climb Mar 26, 2020 0 78 12345 Tokyo Tokyo’s governor urged residents to stay home this weekend, warning of a possible “explosion” of the coronavirus with a record 41 new cases discovered on Wednesday.Yuriko Koike said the Japanese capital, so far spared the draconian measures seen in other major global cities, was at a “critical stage” in containing the virus that has confined one third of the planet to their homes.“We urge people at all costs to refrain from going out this weekend if it’s not urgent,” Koike said at an emergency news conference.She also encouraged Tokyo residents to work at home during weekdays and refrain from going out at night. (AFP) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Hubei residents rush to leave virus epicentre as China lifts lockdown Mar 26, 2020 0 1953 India’s supply lines buckle as sweeping coronavirus lockdown starts Mar 26, 2020 0 410 Kabul temple attack leaves 25 dead, questions about attacker Mar 26, 2020 0 390 Coronavirus cases in Pakistan reach 1,000 Islamabad The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan has reached 1,000, the country’s health ministry said on Wednesday. Around 100 new cases were identified in the last 12 hours, a spokesperson for the health ministry .. Australia condemns China’s ‘indictment’ of academic Sydney Australia on Wednesday hit out at China’s apparent decision to indict a prominent author on spying charges, insisting he is at risk from COVID-19 and must be freed. “The government strongly objects to the formal .. Thailand bars entry as state of emergency bites AFP Bangkok Thailand barred entry into the kingdom late on Wednesday, enacting sweeping emergency powers in a bid to stem the local spread of the coronavirus outbreak. The measures, which stopped short of a full lockdown .. Infected Philippine senator under fire for bringing wife to hospital DPA Manila A second Philippine senator on Wednesday confirmed he had tested positive for the coronavirus, but had brought his pregnant wife to hospital before he found out, triggering public outrage for possibly ..