April 8, Wednesday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Transferred from News Line on TV

  1. Prime Minister Abe Shinzo is calling for cooperation as many Japanese face the reality of limited outings and closure of some stores. Abe declared a state of emergency on Tuesday to fight against the rapid nationwide spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
  2. Chinese authorities have lifted the lockdown in Wuhan after two-and-a-half months. The world’s first coronavirus cases were reported in the city.
  3. The city of Paris is banning jogging and other forms of outdoor exercise during daytime in a tightening of restrictions on movement to contain the pandemic.