March 16, Monday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Ms. Kimberly Gale

  1. The U.S. Federal Reserve has announced emergency measures to offset the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
  2. Japanese health authorities have confirmed 31 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total count to 804.
  3. Italy’s proportion of fatalities to confirmed cases of the new coronavirus infection is now higher than that of China.