Japan's Abe to decide whether to partially end state of emergency on May 14

2020-05-11 14:15:23CGTN Editor : Mo Hong'e ECNS App Download
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday said the government will consider whether to partially lift the state of emergency in many of the 34 prefectures under the current epidemic situation on May 14.

The government will discuss the issue related to the easing of emergency powers for the prefectures which do not include Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido and 10 other areas.

Japan has reported 15,847 cases of COVID-19 with 633 deaths nationwide as of May 10, according to an NHK report.

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