1. The Japanese government has decided to add three prefectures to its state of emergency as coronavirus cases continue to rise.
2. Israeli-Palestinian tensions continue to rise as the Israeli military deployed troops along the border with the Gaza Strip, suggesting a possible ground invasion.
3. A Japanese journalist detained in Myanmar has been released and is back in Japan. Kitazumi Yuki left Yangon at around noon local time on Friday and has arrived in Japan. Officials at Japan’s foreign ministry say he is in good health.