May 1, Friday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline by Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

  1. Prime Minister Abe Shinzo says he plans to extend the nation-wide state of emergency, which is due next Wednesday.
  2. Several states in the U.S. are taking steps to reopen their economies, as federal social distancing guidelines are set to expire on Thursday.
  3. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia has topped 120,000, following a rapid increase in the capital Moscow since mid-April. More than 1,200 people have died.