Tuesday 7 April 2020 - 12:01

Japan's PM Declares Coronavirus State of Emergency as Infections Rise

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“As I decided that a situation feared to gravely affect people’s lives and the economy has occurred… I am declaring a state of emergency,” Abe said.

The measure falls short of the strict lockdowns seen in other parts of the world but empowers local governors to urge people to stay inside and to call for businesses to close.