May 4, Tuesday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.The Japanese Embassy in Myanmar says a Japanese journalist was charged on Monday with disseminating fake news. Kitazumi Yuki was detained last month by the country’s military. Embassy officials say Kitazumi is accused of fueling anxiety among citizens and spreading false information. 2.India’s tally of confirmed coronavirus infections has topped 20 million. It is now the second country after the United States to pass the grim milestone. India’s government reported 357,229 new cases on Tuesday, marking the 13th consecutive day of more than 300,000 new infections. The nation’s accumulated number of infections is now 20,282,833. 3. Osaka Governor Yoshimura Hirofumi is casting doubt on the feasibility of ending a state of emergency in the western prefecture next week. The medical situation is critical in the region due to surging coronavirus cases. Yoshimura told reporters on Tuesday that he thinks it will be difficult to ease or lift restrictions under the current state of emergency.