April 22, Wednesday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

  1. Coronavirus crashed, stocks tumbled Tuesday as oil prices continued to slide due to the pandemic.
  2. The U.N. food agency is calling for global support and humanitarian aid as the number of people on the brink of starvation could nearly double by the year end because of the pandemic.
  3. In Japan, Prime Minister Abe Shinzo declared a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures two weeks ago and extended the declaration to the entire country last week. Since then, the number of people venturing outside has dropped. However, the number of confirmed cases is rising across the country.