Japan’s cities scramble to move mild coronavirus patients to hotels

Japan’s cities scramble to move mild coronavirus patients to hotels

TOKYO — As Japan prepares for a possible explosion in coronavirus cases, big-city governments are arranging alternative accommodations for noncritical patients so hospital beds can go to those who need them most. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government looks to rent...
With Southeast Asians shopping at home, Siam Cement buys box maker

With Southeast Asians shopping at home, Siam Cement buys box maker

BANGKOK — Siam Cement will buy a Vietnamese packaging materials maker, the Thai industrial group said Friday, drawn by the growth of online shopping as Southeast Asia hunkers down to avoid the coronavirus. The group will purchase Bien Hoa Packaging through a...
With Southeast Asians shopping at home, Siam Cement buys box maker

As Southeast Asians shop at home, Siam Cement buys box maker

BANGKOK — Siam Cement will buy a Vietnamese packaging materials maker, the Thai industrial group said Friday, drawn by the growth of online shopping as Southeast Asia hunkers down to avoid the coronavirus. The group will purchase Bien Hoa Packaging through a...
Hospital workers to be first up for Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Hospital workers to be first up for Johnson & Johnson vaccine

TOKYO — Johnson & Johnson will offer its in-development coronavirus vaccine around the world, making it first available to front-line medical workers, Chief Scientific Officer Paul Stoffels told Nikkei. The company will work with all governments around the...