Staff members of the Tokyo metropolitan government take to the streets to call for people to stay home after the government announced a state of emergency for the capital and other prefectures to control the spread of Covid-19 infections. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: Japan warns deaths could hit 420,000, amid rising anger at government response

  • A task force projected that over 850,000 people could become critically ill and almost half of them could die if social distancing and other measures are not followed
  • Anger is mounting at Shinzo Abe’s government, with 80 per cent saying the emergency came too late, and calls for financial support
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Staff members of the Tokyo metropolitan government take to the streets to call for people to stay home after the government announced a state of emergency for the capital and other prefectures to control the spread of Covid-19 infections. Photo: Reuters
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