4/6, 4:53 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Asia trades higher amid virus uncertainties

Equities on Asian markets traded higher on Monday as investors remain focused on the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier, South Korea reported 47 new virus cases, bringing the nations total number of infected to 10,284, meanwhile, China confirmed 78 asymptomatic cases of the disease.

Recently, it was revealed those showing no symptoms were not included in the Chinese virus updates, prompting many to question the validity of the country's statistics.

Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 2.41% at 4:30 am CET, with the dollar rising 0.49% against the yen, going for ¥108.9490 at 4:49 am CET. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.61% at 4:47 am CET.

In the meantime, Australian S&P/ASX 200 gained 3.16% at 4:55 am CET, as South Korea's Kospi Composite advanced 2.16% at 04:58 am CET.

On the Chinese mainland, the trading was closed for a holiday Monday.

Breaking the News / NL