1. Japan’s prime minister has officially declared a month-long state of emergency for Tokyo, Osaka and five other prefectures to curb the spread of infections.
  2. Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko says the names of facilities to be closed down under a state of emergency declared by the prime minister will be announced on Friday.
  3. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson who has tested positive with the coronavirus is now in intensive care after his condition worsened.