February 26, Wednesday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Michael Rhys and Ms. Eriko Kojima

  1. The total number of confirmed infections with the new coronavirus in Japan stands at 862.
  2. The South Korean government announced on Wednesday that 169 more people have tested positive for the coronavirus, pushing the total number of infections in the country to over 1,000.
  3. Worries about the impacts of the coronavirus led investors in New York to unload shares for a second day in a row as traders moved money into safer assets.