1. Much of Japan can expect even more damaging rain over the coming days. The Meteorological Agency is calling on people in both eastern and western Japan to be on alert for landslides and flooding. The weather system is set to batter areas of Kyushu, already struggling with the aftermath of earlier downpours.
  2. Local rafting guides are delivering relief supplies to downpour-hit communities in Japan’s southwestern prefectures of Kumamoto. Access has been difficult because of flood damage to roads and bridges. The guides used three vans to carry water, food, rubber boots, and other goods to three evacuation shelters and two community centers in Kuma Village.
  3. More than 40 percent of states in the U.S. have stopped reopening business activities or reinstated restrictions, amid a surging number of coronavirus infections. The number of new cases reported on Saturday in the country was 61,352, according to the tally by Johns Hopkins University.


July 13, Monday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline