Japan PM Abe lifts coronavirus state of emergency

Japan PM Abe lifts coronavirus state of emergency

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Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced on Monday that due to the sharp decline in the number of new cases, the nationwide emergency against coronavirus has been cancelled.

“We had very stringent criteria for lifting the state of emergency. We have judged that we have met this criteria,” Abe told a nationally televised news conference.

“Today we will lift the state of emergency nationwide,” he said. 

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