Japanese people queue at a pharmacy in Tokyo. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: Japan braced for wider outbreak but no state of emergency for now

  • A state of emergency would allow governors in hard-hit regions to take steps such as asking people to stay home, closing public facilities and cancelling events
  • A pandemic task force has been established, following a sharp jump in coronavirus cases in Tokyo, making the capital the epicentre of Japan’s outbreak
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
Japanese people queue at a pharmacy in Tokyo. Photo: Reuters
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