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Tokyo Streets Remain Crowded as Japanese PM Resists Calls for Lockdown

HeadlineMar 27, 2020

China has announced a ban on almost all foreigners entering the country, in an effort to prevent a second wave of coronavirus infections.

In Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe refused calls to lock down cities, citing the severe economic consequences of a stay-at-home order. Bars, restaurants and shops in crowded Tokyo remain open, despite a spike in new cases there. Officially, Japan has over 1,400 confirmed cases, but the true number is certain to be far higher.

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