- Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo has lifted the coronavirus-related state of emergency for 39 of the country’s 47 prefectures. But he has kept it in place for Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo and Hokkaido.
- The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says nine people were confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus on Friday. Six of the cases have untraceable infection routes.
- Japan’s health minister says his ministry will launch large-scale antibody testing to see how widely the coronavirus has spread in the country.
May 15, Friday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline by Ms. Yamamoto Miki