A handful of people walk on the usually busy Takeshita street in Tokyo's Harajuku district on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Japan’s major cities go quiet after state of emergency declared

  • The declaration, covering roughly 56 million people, enables local governors to impose stay-home orders and restrict the operation of certain facilities
  • Grocery shopping, visits to hospitals and commuting are still allowed under the month-long state of emergency
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A handful of people walk on the usually busy Takeshita street in Tokyo's Harajuku district on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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