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Japan's Abe set to declare state of calamity

Philip Fong, AFP

Posted at Apr 06 2020 10:10 PM

Japan's Abe set to declare state of calamity

People shop near empty food shelves at a supermarket in Tokyo on Monday amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on April 6 the government plans to declare a state of emergency and proposed a stimulus package worth USD 1 trillion as new coronavirus infections spike in Tokyo and elsewhere.