- Businesses in popular resorts close to Tokyo have expressed concern about the exclusion of trips to and from the capital in a tourism campaign aimed at boosting Japan’s economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Japanese government made the exclusion on Thursday due to an increasing number of infection cases in Tokyo.
- The total number of coronavirus infections in Brazil has surpassed two million. The government says a daily figure of more than 45,000 new cases had been reported as of Thursday, bringing the total number of people who have tested positive in the country to 2,012,151.
- The United States, Britain and Canada say a Russian group is very likely to have mounted cyberattacks to collect research data on coronavirus vaccines. The three countries’ intelligence agencies made the announcement in statements on Thursday.
July 17, Friday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline