Japan: state of emergency extended, economy faces challenges


Japan has extended its nationwide state of emergency over Covid-19 (coronavirus) until 31st May, as the country continues its battle against the virus and looks to another uphill challenge ahead in reviving its economy.

There are reportedly signs of the epidemic ‘levelling off’ in Japan and the country moving past its peak of the virus.

At the time of writing, Japan has just over 15,000 confirmed cases and 536 fatalities according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

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