1. Regional gaps in coronavirus infections have emerged since the state of emergency was completely lifted in Japan a month ago. Tokyo and urban areas continue to report many cases, while 17 prefectures have not had any new infections n he past month.
  2. Health authorities in China say the country is capable of carrying out 3.78 million tests for the new coronavirus in a single day—triple its daily testing capability in early March.
  3. The International Monetary Fund has once again slashed its economic forecast for the global economy. It now estimates a contraction of 4.9 percent in 2020—1.9 percent points lower than its forecast in April.
June 25, Thursday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki