Japan PM Lifts State Of Emergency After Sharp Decline In Virus Cases.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe Lifts State Of Emergency After Sharp Decline In Coronavirus Cases

Japan PM Shinzo Abe Lifts State Of Emergency After Sharp Decline In Virus Cases. (FILE)

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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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