6 million workers on leave in Japan as coronavirus takes toll

6 million workers on leave in Japan as coronavirus takes toll

TOKYO — A record 5.97 million Japanese people were employed but not working last month, official data released Friday shows, as the private and public sectors try to shield workers from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The figure, which includes...
Coronavirus latest: India deploys food aid for 80m migrant workers

Coronavirus latest: India deploys food aid for 80m migrant workers

The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Global cases have reached 4,248,389, according to the World Health Organization. The worldwide death toll has hit 294,046. To see how the...
Singapore gets serious about social distancing migrant workers

Singapore gets serious about social distancing migrant workers

SINGAPORE — Shamin Khan, a 35-year-old migrant worker from Bangladesh, is quite satisfied with his new living quarters. “We are very happy and safe here,” said Khan, who had moved from a crowded migrant dormitory. “It is more spacious, and we...
Coronavirus latest: Singapore to test over 300,000 migrant workers

Coronavirus latest: Singapore to test over 300,000 migrant workers

The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Global cases have reached 4,088,848, according to the World Health Organization. The worldwide death toll has hit 283,153. To see how the...