Japan PM Shinzo Abe Lifts State Of Emergency After Sharp Decline In Virus Cases. (FILE)Tokyo:
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday lifted the state of emergency imposed nationally to combat coronavirus following a sharp decline in the number of new cases.
"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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