Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko has said the metropolitan government is getting ready for the prime minister’s possible declaration of a state of emergency over the coronavirus.
Koike made the comment to reporters on Monday as Prime Minister Abe Shinzo began final arrangements to make a declaration as early as Tuesday.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (center).
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will declare a state of emergency over the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) as early as Tuesday (April 7) to stop the situation in Japan from worsening.
As of Monday morning (April 6), Japan has recorded 3,654 coronavirus cases, with more than 1,000 in Tokyo alone. As the number of infections continues to increase at an alarming rate, Abe has expressed his desire for potential regional lockdowns, particularly Tokyo and Osaka.