- Chinese health authorities say over 28,000 people on the mainland are now infected with the new coronavirus. They say the death toll has risen to 563.
- Japanese health officials say ten more people on a cruise ship docked at Yokohama, near Tokyo, tested positive for the new coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases on the vessel to 20.
- The impeachment trial against U.S. President Donald Trump has ended with him acquitted of all charges.
February 6, Thursday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto