4/7, 7:19 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Asia trades mixed as COVID-19 worries loom

Shares in the Asia-Pacific region traded mixed as the concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic, and consequences it could bear, mounted among traders.

While India and Brazil, the world's second and sixth most populous countries, posted grim records in terms of daily COVID infections and deaths, reports hinted that Japan's Osaka prefecture could impose a state of emergency in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus.

Japan's Nikkei 225 added 0.14% at 7:16 am CET, while South Korea's Kospi moved up by 0.25% at the same time. The Australian S&P 200 concurrently stood 0.53% higher.

In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite slid by 0.62% at 7:02 am CET, with the Shenzhen Composite losing 0.90%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng traded 0.78% lower at 7:18 am CET. while the dollar stood flat against the yen, going for ¥109.7515.

Breaking the News / BU