April 23, Thursday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yuko Fukushima

  1. The head of the World Health Organization is showing a sobering message: the world needs to brace for an extended battle against the coronavirus.
  2. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a new contact tracing program to prevent the further spread of coronavirus infections. It will seek to identify people who have had contact with someone who tested positive, and ask them to stay home for 14 days.
  3. Officials in a southwestern part of Japan have confirmed a cluster infection at an Italian cruise ship currently docked at a ship yard in Nagasaki Prefecture.