March 12, Thursday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. The World Health Organization has declared the new coronavirus a global “pandemic.”
  2. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Japan will step up cooperation with the international community to fight the coronavirus.
  3. U.S. President Donald Trump says the United States will suspend all travel from Europe, excluding Britain, for 30 days from Friday to protect Americans from the virus.