Japanese prime minister declares state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka, and 5 other prefectures

The move comes as the prime minister also unveiled a stimulus package to alleviate the economic aftermath of the coronavirus disease in the country that has infected 4,845 and killed 108.

Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe has declared a state of emergency in the capital Tokyo, Osaka, and five other prefectures to battle the new coronavirus.

“We have decided to declare a state of emergency because we’ve judged that a fast spread of the coronavirus nationwide would have an enormous impact on lives and the economy”, Abe told parliament earlier in the day.

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