- China is moving to set up a new office in Hong Kong to implement measures after the national security law came into effect in the territory on Tuesday.
- A medical society in Japan is to research lingering symptoms that some people suffer after recovering from COVID-19 and testing negative.
- NHK has learned that more than 100 new cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Tokyo on Thursday. Tokyo Metropolitan Government officials say the number of new cases has reached 107. This is the first time since May 2 that the daily total has topped 100.
July 2, Thursday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline