"I am very keen to get off this ship." So said one of the hundreds of passengers who disembarked in Japan after more than two weeks quarantined on a cruise ship. Along with news that the number of new coronavirus infections in mainland China fell for the second straight day, it offered a rare dose of hope that the worst might be over. Still, the death toll has now exceeded 2,000, while analysts remain nervous about the health of the global economy too.
What new steps is China taking? It's enlisting the help of tens of thousands of military veterans who say they're still "on a mission" despite hanging up their uniforms.