Japan to declare state of emergency for about a month: PM Abe

TOKYO: Japan is to declare a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday (Apr 7) in a bid to stop the coronavirus, the prime minister said, with the government preparing a stimulus package to soften the economic blow. More than 3,500...

Japan prepares for state of emergency over virus

TOKYO: Japan’s government began preparing on Monday (Apr 6) for the declaration of a state of emergency over the outbreak of the new coronavirus, as infections spike in the capital Tokyo and elsewhere. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was expected to meet late Monday...