February 16, Sunday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

  1. Health authorities in China say 142 deaths from the new coronavirus were confirmed, mostly in Hubei Province.
  2. New cases of the coronavirus in Japan have been confirmed, bringing the total to over 400, including 355 on a cruise ship offshore.
  3. The top diplomats of Japan, the U.S. and South Korea have agreed to support China’s efforts to curb the spread of infections with the new coronavirus.