People wearing protective suits walk from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, aboard which around 3,600 people are quarantined due to fears of the new coronavirus, in Yokohama port. Photo: AFP

Panic buying, mistrust and economic woes as Japan reels from coronavirus outbreak

  • The country now has 163 confirmed cases of the virus, the highest total outside mainland China
  • While authorities are urging calm amid rumours spreading on social media, fears of the virus are increasingly impacting daily life
Topic |   Japan
People wearing protective suits walk from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, aboard which around 3,600 people are quarantined due to fears of the new coronavirus, in Yokohama port. Photo: AFP
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