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Japan completely lifts state of emergency in the country as COVID-19 outbreak is “brought under control”

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced on Monday that the state of emergency declared over the novel Coronavirus crisis is over in Japan, as the spread of the infections is now under control.

Shinzo Abe lifted the state of emergency that has been in place since April for the Tokyo metropolitan area including Chiba, Kanagawa, and Saitama prefectures, along with Hokkaido in northern Japan that was still under coronavirus restrictions. But he warned that a re-imposition is possible if infections spike.

“I have decided to end the state of emergency across the nation,” The prime minister told a televised press conference. “In just over a month and a half, we almost brought (the infection) situation under control.”

“The lifting of the emergency does not mean the virus is gone or infections are down to zero. Our battle against the virus will continue,”

Shinzo Abe said as health experts call for continued vigilance against a second or third wave of infections.

“If we lower our guard, the infection will spread very rapidly … we need to be vigilant,” he said. “We need to create a new lifestyle; from now on, we need to change our way of thinking.”

With the removal of the restrictions imposed under the state of emergency, gradually they’ll be reopening the world’s third-largest economy and calling on people to adapt to a “new normal”.

According to the country’s health ministry, 16,628 cases of Coronavirus have been recorded with 851 deaths. While 13,612 people have recovered from the disease so far.




Maxwell Agbenyefia Kumah, known in showbiz as Maxtyme is a Ghanaian celebrity blogger, freelance journalist, and a publicist . He founded, an online platform that provides quality Public relations, Promotion, Publication, Digital marketing,Content management and communication services to clients with the focus on making their brands more attractive and visible to their target audience at all levels. An entertainment website and blog page that solely publishes authentic news about Ghanaian celebrities and other related lifestyle news,music,arts etc. He graduated from DataLink University College in Tema with a bachelor's degree in Banking and finance, then continued to study at Celebrity School of Radio and Journalism to be a freelance journalist, Presenter,a Production manager etc

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