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The Japanese government is lifting the state of emergency across the country

May 25, 2020

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced the end of the state of emergency across the country after lifting exceptional measures on Monday in the five prefectures where the coronavirus pandemic, including the capital, continued. Tokyo.

Abe first declared a state of emergency in early April, but it only spread across the country a few weeks later. It has been gradually reduced in recent weeks and since Thursday it has only been in force in Tokyo, its neighboring regions and Hokkaido.

The government understood on Monday that “the state of emergency is no longer necessary given the current level of infection”, despite warning that the recommendations will be phased out and the agency will assess the situation every three weeks, the agency says. Kiodo.

The Japanese government is lifting the state of emergency across the countryThe Japanese government is lifting the state of emergency across the country

Economic recovery minister Yasutoshi Nishimura has recommended that the population not travel to other prefectures at least until early June, while demanding routine maintenance such as mask use, distance maintenance, or teleworking. .

Japan, which has not taken mandatory measures such as childbirth, has so far registered just over 17,200 cases of coronavirus and 853 deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic, the disease that resulted from the 2019 outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan.