Shares skidded in Asia on Tuesday after surging coronavirus cases and waning hopes for US economic stimulus gave Wall Street its worst day in a month.

European shares fell Wednesday after Asian shares advanced as investors welcomed a batch of solid earnings reports from U.S. companies.

 US stock futures and Asian shares fell Friday after President Donald Trump said he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the new coronavirus.

Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday after Wall Street pumped the brakes on its recent rally. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index edged higher, while the Shanghai Composite sank 1.6%.

Shares advanced in Europe and Asia on Tuesday after the S&P 500 climbed to within striking distance of its all-time high set in February.

Shares were mixed in early European trading on Tuesday after a strong day of gains in Asia, while US futures edged lower. Benchmarks slipped in London and Frankfurt on Tuesday but rose in Paris, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

Shares were mixed in Asia on Thursday, with the region's biggest market in Tokyo closed for a four-day weekend.

Arunachal Pradesh's share in central taxes dropped by 17.81 per cent in the first two months of the current fiscal, adversely impacting the state's fight against COVID-19, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said.