- Johns Hopkins University in the United States says the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world has topped 30 million. It says the total number of deaths is approaching one million.
- The minister in charge of Japan’s coronavirus response has called for organizers and participants of big events to take thorough anti-infection measures, ahead of the planned easing of the cap on the number of spectators.
- Japan’s new Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has discussed his key policies of regulatory reform and digitalization with related ministers. Suga wants to present his own ideas in such fields, while taking over some policies of the former government.
September 18, Friday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline