Japan declares state of emergency

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared a month-long state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures to ramp up defences against the spread of coronavirus.

Mr Abe said there would be no European-style lockdowns.

The state of emergency will only permit Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike and heads of six other designated prefectures to do more to reinforce calls for social distancing.

Virtually all of those measures will be requests that cannot be enforced with...
source: Reading Chronicle

2020-04-07 12:50
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