April 2, Thursday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

  1. Japan’s health ministry has decided to relax the rules for discharging coronavirus patients with mild symptoms from hospitals.
  2. Data show younger generations account for a large portion of people confirmed to have the new coronavirus in Tokyo.
  3. The head of the World Health Organization says confirmed cases of coronavirus infection will reach one million, with 50,000 deaths, in the next few days.