April 19, Monday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. Osaka Governor Yoshimura Hirofumi suggested on Monday that he will ask the central government to issue a state of emergency in the prefecture to contain surging coronavirus infections. Daily infections in Osaka reached a record high on Sunday.
2. Witnesses in Myanmar said that Japanese journalist Kitazumi Yuki has been taken into custody. They said on Sunday night security forces took him from his home in Yangon. The Japanese embassy in Myanmar has been trying to confirm his whereabouts. 3. Eleven people were killed and dozens injured in a train accident in Egypt on Sunday, the health ministry said in a statement. It is the latest of several rail accidents to hit the country recently.