April 28, Tuesday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline by Ms. Yamamoto Miki

  1. Prime Minister Abe Shinzo told a meeting of senior officials from his governing Liberal Democratic Party on Monday that the pace of infection seems to be slowing. But he says he is not optimistic.
  2. Japan’s labor ministry says the ratio of job offers to applicants fell in March, extending the decline to a third month, as the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic became more severe.
  3. Prime Minister Jacinda Arden of New Zealand announced at a news conference on Tuesday afternoon that under alert level 3, the country would see 75 percent of the economy operating again.