1. The total number of coronavirus cases in the United States has exceeded 5 million. More than 160,000 infected people have died. Both the number of infections and fatalities from the virus in the U.S. are the largest in the world.
  2. People in the western Japanese city of Tokushima are decorating shopping streets with lanterns to brighten up the mood as a major summer festival was canceled due to the coronavirus. The Awa Odori dance festival normally draws more than 1 million tourists to Tokushima in August. But all programs for the event were canceled this year to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Organizers are instead handing out lanterns to people to decorate the city.
  3. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines says it believes more than 1,000 tons of oil have leaked from a bulk carrier that ran aground off Mauritius in the Indian Ocean on July 25.
August 10, Monday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Keiko Kitagawa