COVID-19: Japanese Prime Minister Refuses To Impose Lockdown Despite Spike In Infection Cases

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Japanese Prime Minister has declared that he could not order a lockdown in the country despite the marked increase in cases.The leader made the comments today while addressing an upper house committee, saying:“If I’m asked whether we can impose a lockdown like France, we cannot.”The PM’s statement comes a day after the number of conformed daily cases of in jumped to a record of 240, including 78 in Tokyo.The number of confirmed case in the nation stands at 2,971 (including 712 on a quarantined cruise ship in Yokohama).According to a broadcast by NHK, 77 persons in the region have died of the respiratory issues brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.Due to the sharp increase in the infection rate, lawmakers in Japan have urged the Prime Minister to declare a state of emergency.The PM said that even if the country could avoid an explosive spread of the virus, the nation is expected to “remain on the brink for a long time.”

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