Japan plans to expand emergency

Japan plans to expand emergency

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The Japanese government will hold a meeting with a panel of experts to consult about whether to expand the country's partial state of emergency, chief spokesman Yoshihide Suga says.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is preparing to expand the state of emergency that he has declared for seven of Japan's 47 prefectures to the rest of the nation in a bid to contain the coronavirus, local media reported earlier on Thursday.