February 25, Tuesday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. Japan’s government has drafted a basic policy on the new coronavirus in a bid to stem additional cases.
  2. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 1,000 points. Share prices worldwide were down due to concerns about the economic impact of the coronavirus.
  3. Health authorities in China say 71 more people died on Monday from the new coronavirus, bringing the total death toll in mainland China to 2,663.