May 6, Wednesday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline by Ms. Yuko Fukushima

  1. Japan’s minister in charge of the coronavirus response says the government plans to hear experts’ opinions every week to consider whether to lift the state of emergency for the coronavirus.
  2. U.S. President Donald Trump is touting his plans to get Americans back to work, and may say they can’t wait. But the push has Trump ignoring expert advice, even from within his own government.
  3. The United Kingdom’s total number of coronavirus deaths has topped 29,000—the highest in Europe. The number is the second largest in the world after the United States. It’s also the highest in Europe, surpassing Italy.