March 6, Friday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Marcus Pittman and Ms. Emma Howard

  1. The Japanese government is stepping up measures to curb the new coronavirus spread. As of next Monday, the country will begin quarantining visitors from China and South Korea.
  2. A team of Chinese scientists says it has discovered two major types of the coronavirus, with one of them being more transmissible than the other.
  3. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed to implement a ceasefire in Syrian’s northwestern province of Idlib.