May 19, Wednesday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. Japan’s government is considering expanding the coronavirus state of emergency.
2. The two mass coronavirus vaccination centers set up by the Self-Defense Forces will accept reservations from people in wider areas starting Monday. They will cover residents aged 65 and older in all parts of Tokyo and Osaka.
3.The head of the International Olympic Committee has reiterated his commitment to holding the Tokyo Games in a safe manner.