February 27, Thursday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. NHK has learned the number of people in Japan who tested positive for the new coronavirus has risen to 894.
  2. U.S. President Donald Trump has suggested the impact of the virus in his country will be limited because of his administration’s containment policy.
  3. World leaders committed to maintaining the 2015 Iran nuclear deal have been deadlocked in negotiations with Tehran.