Japan has among the lowest number of cases of COVID-19, but the crisis has devastated the economy. Shinzo Abe's governement is implementing stimulus packages worth $1.86 trillion.
Cases and deaths are surging in the United States as authorities debate whether to close schools in the fall. Tokyo has raised its alert level after a recent spike in infections. Follow DW for the latest.
The governor of Japan's most southerly prefecture wants a ban on more US troops being sent to the islands as fears grow that they may have spread the virus over the July 4 weekend. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
Sweden was the last EU country with a travel ban from the German Foreign Ministry. Meanwhile, a new study says deaths from HIV and malaria could rise due to the pandemic. Follow DW for the latest.
The World Health Organization has warned that the pandemic has the potential to get far worse. A German study showed schools may not play a strong role in the virus' spread. Follow DW for the latest.
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