March 19, Thursday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Yuka Matsumoto and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. A Japanese government panel of experts will present its latest views on the country’s measures to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.
  2. The International Olympic Committee has called for athletes’ solidarity as it prepares for the Tokyo Games amid the coronavirus pandemic.
  3. The head of the World Health Organization has stressed that isolation, tests and tracing infection routes are key to containing the spread of the new coronavirus.