April 1, Thursday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. Japan’s central government has decided to allow Osaka and two other prefectures to take stronger measures without an emergency declaration.
2. Myanmar’s military is continuing its crackdown on civilians protesting the February 1 coup in the country.
3.U.S. President Joe Biden has unveiled plans to spend over 2 trillion dollars to create jobs through steps like boosting the nation’s infrastructure. He says it is a “once-in-a-generation investment.”