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Japanese Prime Minister declares a state of emergency

Tokyo-ALsharqiya, April 7: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced today, Tuesday, a state of emergency in an attempt to contain new infections of the Coronavirus in major population centers. Abe declared a state of emergency in the capital Tokyo and six other provinces that contain about 44 percent of Japan's population for about one month, and unveiled a stimulus package he described as among the largest in the world to mitigate economic repercussions and the Japanese government will finalize the finishing touches to the stimulus package, which is worth 108 trillion yen ($ 990 billion), equivalent to 20 percent of Japanese economic output, to ease the impact of the epidemic on the world's third largest economy.

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