| February 26th, 2020 11:54 PM
Asian shares slump after Trump announcement on virus plans
Shares fell in Asia on Thursday after President Donald Trump announced the U.S. was stepping up its efforts to combat the virus outbreak that began in China.
Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 2.1% to 21,951.78, while in Australia, the S&P ASX/200 dropped 0.8% to 6,653.50. In South Korea, where 334 new cases of the virus were reported, the Kospi dropped 0.9% to 2,058.10.