Abe to declare Covid-19 state of emergency

As Covid-19 pandemic intensifies, Japan upgrades its response including with possible $1 trillion stimulus package

„After days of intense debate, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Monday that the government plans to declare a state of emergency on Tuesday – a state that would usher in the closest thing Japan has yet experienced to the kind of lockdowns seen in cities and countries across Europe and the United States.

Abe also said he was proposing a stimulus package worth US$1 trillion, which is likely to be agreed upon by parties on Tuesday, Japanese media reported.“ (…)

Abe to declare Covid-19 state of emergency

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