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Worries Grow Among Japanese Firms in SE Asia as COVID-19 Cases Surge

By Kyodo News 7 October 2020

YANGON—Coronavirus infections have been increasing rapidly in some parts of Southeast Asia where Japanese firms have operations, raising concerns about possible disruptions to their business.

In Myanmar, where more than 400 Japanese companies are based, virus cases had exceeded 10,000 in late September, a huge increase from about 880 recorded by the end of August.

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