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Japan lifts lockdown except Tokyo, Osaka


Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

14th May, 2020. 06:48 pm
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Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe lifted the lockdown in most of the parts of the country but a state of emergency would remain in place in Tokyo.

According to the details, Japanese PM lifted lockdown in large parts of the country but said that there will be an emergency situation in Tokyo until the novel coronavirus is controlled.

PM Abe removed the emergency in 39 of Japan’s 47 regions but the capital will be in lockdown and in the second-largest urban area of Osaka.

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Japanese Prime Minister also said, the government will take more steps to comfort corporate funding strains.

It is to be noted that 678 people killed of coronavirus in Japan, 16,049 people have been infected by the virus.

Earlier, Japan’s citizens should do everything in their power to limit interactions with others by 70% to curb the spread of the coronavirus, government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday.

He said the government will consider the request from coalition partner Komeito to hand out 100,000 yen ($933.45) per person after establishing the extra budget to help cushion the blow from the outbreak to households and businesses.

Earlier, Japanese PM thanked to his people for the cooperation during the pandemic.

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