Coronavirus live updates: UK GDP posts steepest on-month fall in April, Twitter takes down China-linked accounts spreading disinformation
The U.K.’s GDP fell by 20.4% compared to the previous month — the largest monthly fall on record — as lockdowns necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic battered the economy.
In Asia, Japan plans to allow up to 250 foreign travelers a day into the country, Kyodo news agency reported on Thursday. The decision comes as the country eases coronavirus restrictions with Tokyo moving into the final stages for a full resumption of business and economic activities.
The coronavirus pandemic continue to weigh on investor sentiment, hitting Asian markets on Friday after U.S. stocks had their worst day since March as confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. topped two million.
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- Global cases: More than 7.5 million
- Global deaths: At least 421,032
- U.S. cases: More than 2 …continued .
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