Japan prepares for state of emergency over coronavirus

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Published on 6 Apr 2020, 12:26
Japan's government began preparing on April 6 for the declaration of a state of emergency over the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, as infections keep rising in the capital Tokyo and elsewhere.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was expected to meet late on Monday with a panel of experts advising the government on the global pandemic, with widespread reports that he would announce a state of emergency as early as Tuesday. Tokyo reported 148 new cases on Sunday, and pressure has increased on the government to take fresh action.

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