Here are the latest updates from Japan and beyond on the coronavirus outbreak:

As of 11 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21 (Japan time)

  • Airlines in the Asia-Pacific region will lose $27.8 billion in revenues in 2020 due to the coronavirus crisis, an industry body estimated Thursday, with global demand for flights falling for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis.

  • China recorded fewer than 1,000 new coronavirus infections in two consecutive days earlier this week, its health authorities said Friday, after the country stopped including clinically diagnosed cases of the pneumonia-causing virus in its tally.

  • Japan will make preparations to host the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics this summer as planned, the top government spokesman said Friday, though prospects for containment of the new coronavirus remain elusive.

  • The Japan Table Tennis Association has agreed to take in about 50 members of China's national table tennis team who are unable to return home in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, association sources said Friday.

  • South Korea reported a further 52 new coronavirus infections on Friday, amid signs that more cases would likely emerge among members of a religious group.

  • Indonesia and the Philippines plan to send planes to repatriate citizens aboard the Diamond Princess, a coronavirus-hit cruise ship docked in Yokohama, Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Friday.

  • The Australian government said Friday that two of the roughly 160 people evacuated to Australia from the virus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan have tested positive for the new coronavirus, according to local media.

  • All 747 crew members on board the Westerdam, now docked in Cambodia, have tested negative for the novel coronavirus, the cruise ship's operator said.

As of 11 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20 (Japan time)

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