1. The Japanese government is considering lifting the state of emergency for Osaka and surrounding areas on Thursday.
  2. Sources say a Japanese third party committee assessing the clinical trials of Avigan says it is too early to determine whether the drug is an effective treatment for COVID-19 patients. Avigan is an anti-flu drug developed by a Japanese company.
  3. A cargo flight from the Chinese city of Wuhan has arrived at Narita Airport near Tokyo as production resumed at factories in the coronavirus-hit city.
May 20, Wednesday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline