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NHK led with a report that the number of people infected with the new coronavirus in the world reached 179,112 on Tuesday, saying that many nations are restricting travel or imposing curfews. NTV and TBS gave top play to reports that a woman in her 30s in Ehime who tested positive for the coronavirus had traveled to Rome and returned to Japan on March 16 and a man in his 50s in Gifu who tested positive had traveled to New York from March 4 to 9. Fuji TV led with a report that Japan Football Association President Tashima, who tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday, attended the same meeting as Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, on March 10. TV Asahi led with a report that the weekly magazine Shukan Bunshun released notes written by a Ministry of Finance official who committed suicide in 2018. He reportedly wrote that he was instructed to tamper with official records related to the transaction of state-owned land to school operator Moritomo Gakuen.

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