1. The governments of France and Spain have announced plans to reopen businesses and schools in phases as the rate of new coronavirus infections appears to be flattening.
  2. China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency says the National People’s Congress is to set on May 22. The event had been postponed due to the spread of the coronavirus.
  3. The Japanese government will award honors to 4,181 people in recognition of their extraordinary services to the country or public.