March 2, Monday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Kimberly Gale, Ms. Eriko Kojima

  1. The Bank of Japan governor has released a statement to try and calm investors’ worries amid the coronavirus outbreak.
  2. The number of people infected with the new coronavirus in mainland China hs exceeded 80,000.
  3. China has put into effect new rules to expand the scope of its control of the internet to the transmission of information that disrupts economic and social order.