- The Japanese government has lifted the state of emergency in the last five of the country’s 47 prefectures. The prime minister said it showed the strength of what he called “the Japan Model,” a reference to the public’s adherence to stay-at-home policies without the threat of penalties.
- The United States says it will ban people from entering the country if they had been in Brazil in the last two weeks as coronavirus cases surge in the South American nation.
- Demonstrators in Hong Kong have taken to the streets to protest Beijing’s plan to impose national security regulation on the territory. Police say they have arrested at least 180 people on suspicion of illegal assembly and other charges.
May 25, Monday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki