As of 9 a.m. on January 23, there were over 98 million coronavirus cases globally, with the death toll reaching over two million, according to John Hopkins University. The good news is that there are over 64 million recoveries.

The United States is leading the world in both COVID-19 infections and fatalities, with over 25 million confirmed cases and over 420,000 deaths.

Hong Kong ordered a 48-hour lockdown in part of the city’s Jordan area in Kowloon on Saturday and aims to test all residents in the area. People within the specified area are required to stay in their premises and undergo compulsory testing until all are tested and results are mostly ascertained, the government said in a statement.The authorities’ goal is to finish the action within about 48 hours. A total of 51 testing booths were set up within the restricted areas with a daily capacity of around 10,000.

Japan has denied a report saying the Tokyo Olympics would be canceled due to COVID-19.

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