March 13, Friday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Mr. Raja Pradhan

  1. Tokyo and other Asian markets plunged early on Friday following the largest-ever point drop on the New York Stock Exchange due to the new coronavirus.
  2. U.S. President Donald Trump has suggested this year’s Tokyo Olympics should be delayed for a year due to the virus.
  3. The Italian government says 199 more people have died infected with the new coronavirus. This raised the country’s total death toll from the virus to 1,016.