April 24, Friday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yuko Fukushima

  1. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for an independent international review into the origin and spread of the coronavirus.
  2. Public health officials in New York have released the results of statewide testing. They suggest the virus may have spread far more widely than previously thought.
  3. As Muslims begin celebrating the holy month of Ramadan on Friday, many nations are restricting outings and gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic.