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Thai man, some with face masks play a game of soccer in an open lot in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Playgrounds and public parks remained closed as a month-long state of emergency has been enforced in Thailand to allow its government to impose stricter measures to control the coronavirus that has infected hundreds of people in the Southeast Asian country. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.

TOP OF THE HOUR

— Japanese leaders press prime minister to hasten emergency measures.

— South Korea reports 27 new cases, 9th straight day below 100.

— China reports 42 new cases of coronavirus.

— California has first daily decrease in ICU hospitalizations during outbreak.

— British Prime Minister Boris Johnson out of intensive care.

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