May 3, Monday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. Japanese researchers have captured microscopic images of cells infected with coronavirus, using an ultra-high definition camera. A group of Osaka University researchers and NHK jointly carried out the experiment, using an optical microscope equipped with an 8K camera. 2. Analysts in Japan predict that Japan’s economic growth will fall into negative territory for the January-to-March period, as consumer spending was down due to the declaration of a second state of emergency.
3. China has donated 500,000 doses of its coronavirus vaccines to Myanmar. Myanmar’s state-run television says the vaccine shipment arrived on Sunday, at the international airport in the largest city of Yangon. The shipment was larger than the 300,000 doses pledged by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi when he visited Myanmar in January. The Chinese Embassy in Myanmar said the vaccines demonstrate the friendship between the two countries.