Japan’s prime minister says he will announce a state of emergency

Coronavirus
Shinzo Abe

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, speaks during a meeting on countermeasures against the new coronavirus infections at his official residence in Tokyo Tuesday, March 10, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. The vast majority of people recover from the new virus. (Yoshitaka Sugawara/Kyodo News via AP)

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s prime minister says he will announce a state of emergency for Tokyo and 6 other prefectures as early as Tuesday.

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