February 4, Tuesday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. Japanese quarantine officials have boarded a cruise ship moored off Yokohama, near Tokyo, to screen its crew and passengers for the new coronavirus.
  2. China says the new coronavirus has infected more than 20,000 people and claimed the lives of more than 400.
  3. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government will set up a hotline to strengthen efforts to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infections.