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2020-05-25
  • Prime minister Shinzo Abe has declared victory for the "Japan model" of fighting coronavirus as he lifted a nationwide state of emergency after seven weeks [Editor"s note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source] ... From a report: Speaking at a press conference on Monday evening in Tokyo, Mr Abe said that Japan had avoided an explosive increase in cases without the compulsory lockdowns used in Europe or the US
  • Even though Japan has not seen the same devastating numbers as some others, its prime minister is still grappling with dissatisfaction at home over what critics call a botched response
  • Shinzō Abe’s move comes as virus seemingly curbed, despite criticism of initial responseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageJapan’s prime minister, Shinzō Abe, has lifted the country’s state of emergency after a marked fall in new coronavirus cases in Tokyo and other hard-hit regions that were still subject to the measure ... Abe declared the state of emergency in Tokyo and several other areas on 7 April before quickly expanding it nationwide