March 20, Friday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Mr. Marcus Pittman

  1. A Japanese government panel of experts has given proposals on nationwide voluntary cancellations and postponements of events to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus.
  2. Italy’s death toll from the new coronavirus has exceeded that of China and is now the largest in the world.
  3. Friday marks 25 years since the deadly sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system by the Aum Shirikyo cult.