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Japan calls for temporary closure of public schools amid COVID-19 spread

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Posted at Feb 28 2020 11:20 AM

Japan calls for temporary closure of public schools amid COVID-19 spread

Children walk to school in Nagoya, Japan on Friday. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on schools to close nationwide from March 2 for several weeks to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.