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- Regional gaps in coronavirus infections have emerged since the state of emergency was completely lifted in Japan a month ago. Tokyo and urban areas continue to report many cases, while 17 prefectures have not had any new infections n he past month.
- Health authorities in China say the country is capable of carrying out 3.78 million tests for the new coronavirus in a single day—triple its daily testing capability in early March.
- The International Monetary Fund has once again slashed its economic forecast for the global economy. It now estimates a contraction of 4.9 percent in 2020—1.9 percent points lower than its forecast in April.