January 24, Friday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Marcus Pittman and Ms. Emma Howard

  1. China’s health authorities say they have confirmed 26 deaths from the outbreak of pneumonia that is likely to be caused by a new strain of coronavirus.
  2. Tokyo stocks fell slightly on Friday morning as concerns are arriving, following China’s announcement of more deaths from the outbreak of pneumonia.
  3. The governments of Japan and China are arranging for Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit Japan as a state guest, possibly in early April.