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Home / World News / Japan PM says to consult experts on whether to extend state of emergency

Japan PM says to consult experts on whether to extend state of emergency

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, speaking in parliament, also said the situation surrounding the coronavirus epidemic continued to be “severe”.

world Updated: Apr 30, 2020 06:47 IST
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wearing a protective mask as a precautionary measure amid Covid-19 outbreak.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wearing a protective mask as a precautionary measure amid Covid-19 outbreak.(AP)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday that the government would consult experts to decide whether to extend the state of emergency beyond May 6.

Abe, speaking in parliament, also said the situation surrounding the coronavirus epidemic continued to be “severe”.

The Nikkei business daily reported on Wednesday that the government was planning to extend the nationwide state of emergency by about one month.

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