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Japan declares state of emergency; approves 1 trillion yen stimulus package

State of emergency will last through May 6 and be imposed in the capital, Tokyo, and six other prefectures

Coronavirus infections in Tokyo (left) more than doubled to about 1,200 in the past week, with more than 80 new ones reported on Tuesday, accounting for the highest number in the country.


JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday declared a state of emergency to fight new coronavirus infections in major population centres and unveiled a stimulus package he described as among the world's biggest to soften the economic blow.

The state of emergency, giving...

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