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Japan to declare state of emergency for Tokyo, other areas

 

Associated Press

People watch tv screen showing that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks at the prime minister official residence, in Osaka, Japan, Monday, April 6, 2020. Abe said that he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to bolster measures to fight the coronavirus outbreak, but that there will be no hard lockdowns.

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to bolster measures to fight the coronavirus, but that there will be no hard lockdowns.

Abe also told reporters Monday that his government will launch a 108 trillion yen ($1 trillion) stimulus package - Japan's largest ever and nearly twice as much as expected - to help counter the economic impact of the pandemic, including cash payouts to households in need and financial support to protect businesses and jobs.

https://www.startribune.com/japan-pm-to-declare-state-of-emergency-as-early-as-tuesday/569402562/

 

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