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

  1. A Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer has left for the Middle East to conduct survey and research activities.
  2. China’s health authorities announced that there have been 45 new deaths in Hubei Province, the center of the coronavirus epidemic, bringing the death toll in mainland China to 304.
  3. Officials of Japan’s Foreign Ministry say the next chartered flight to bring Japanese evacuees from China’s Hubei Province is likely to be sent late this week.