August 20, Friday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. A Paralympic athlete from overseas has been confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus in Japan. This is the first case before the start of the Tokyo Paralympics next Tuesday. 2. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 5,405 new coronavirus cases in the capital on Friday. Tokyo’s daily tally topped 5,000 on a third straight day for the first time during the pandemic. 3. Sources close to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government say 63 percent of coronavirus patients staying at home in the capital were denied hospitalization despite their worsening conditions.