Taiwan and Vietnam have been in the news recently as both these nations have managed to contain COVID-19 infections.
Pharmaceutical major Glaxosmithkline has reported strong quarterly earnings for the first quarter.
Financial services major Barclays has reported 923 million pounds of pretax profit during the first quarter compared to 1.5 billion pounds pretax profit during the same period last year.
FTSE closed the week lower and Friday close was 1.2 percent lower compared to Thursday.
Coronavirus has resulted in lockdowns in many parts of the world as local governments aim to contain the spreads of deadly virus.
A study based on troops deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan have found that a physical injury to brain make people vulnerable to post-traumatic stress disorder.
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