February 17, Monday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Kimberly Gale

  1. School operators across mainland China have delayed the resumption of classes as more than 70,000 people have been infected with the new coronavirus there.
  2. Two U.S. charted flights have left Japan, carrying 328 Americans from the cruise ship quarantined south of Tokyo.
  3. New figures from the Japanese government show that GDP shrank in the final quarter of last year, as the consumption-tax increase weighed on consumer spending.