1. The whole of Japan has been under a state of emergency for about a month, but the government is poised to lift the declaration for about 80 percent of the prefectures.
  2. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a more than 260-billion-dollar package to support the nation’s economy which has been hurt by a lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak.
  3. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says three upstate regions could start reopening their economic activities this weekend.
May 13, Wednesday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki