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Coronavirus

Manila and Mumbai beat Tokyo at social distancing, Apple data shows

Map route requests show Japan's capital remains busy despite emergency decree

TOKYO -- Asians are commuting more than Europeans and Americans despite the coronavirus pandemic, Apple's mobility data showed on Wednesday, suggesting that they are practicing less social distancing.

But there is a disparity. People in Bangkok, Manila and Mumbai have reduced their outings far more than those in Tokyo, Taipei and Seoul, as some of the region's authoritarian leaders have resorted to draconian measures to contain the outbreak.

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