February 20, Thursday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

  1. Two passengers from the Diamond Princess have died after being infected with the new coronavirus.
  2. Health authorities in China reported 114 more deaths from the new coronavirus on Wednesday mainly in the Province of Hubei, bringing the total number of fatalities in the mainland to 2,118.
  3. French prosecutors say they have opened a judicial inquiry into the alleged misuse of corporate funds at automaker Renault, while Carlos Ghosn was in charge of its alliance with Japan’s Nissan Motor.