February 9, Sunday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

  1. The death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak in China has surpassed the number of worldwide deaths from the 2003 SARS epidemic.
  2. The World Health Organization says an investigative team will leave on Monday or Tuesday for China to help devise ways to contain new coronavirus infection.
  3. Japan has put another intelligence-gathering satellite into orbit.