April 23, Friday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. Some parts of Japan are preparing to enter their third state of emergency of the pandemic. The measure is expected to take effect in Tokyo, Osaka, Hyogo, and Kyoto prefectures this weekend. 2. Tokyo Metropolitan Government officials are facing the challenge of building momentum for this summer’s Olympics amid the spread of coronavirus infections, with just three months to go before the Games open.
3. The World Food Programme has estimated that up to 3.4 million more people in Myanmar will go hungry within the next six months particularly in urban centers.