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    Japan to lift coronavirus state of emergency in most regions

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 04:01pm on May 14, 2020

    Japan’s government said Thursday it wanted to lift a state of emergency declared over the coronavirus in most of the country, though not yet the...

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    Japan to approve anti-viral drug for COVID-19 treatment

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 05:45pm on May 07, 2020

    Japan plans to authorise Thursday the antiviral drug remdesivir to treat coronavirus patients, the government said, with an eye to approving another medication Avigan this...

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    Japan extends coronavirus state of emergency until May 31

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:56am on May 04, 2020

    Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe on Monday extended a state of emergency over the coronavirus until the end of May, warning it was too soon...

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    If not next year, no Tokyo 2020

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:32pm on April 28, 2020

    The postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics will have to be cancelled if the coronavirus pandemic isn’t brought under control by next year, the organising committee’s president...

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    Antiviral Avigan being tested for coronavirus patients

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:06pm on April 17, 2020

    It is approved for use in flu outbreaks and has been deployed to treat Ebola, but now Avigan is being trialled as a potential coronavirus...

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    Japan expands coronavirus emergency nationwide

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:25pm on April 16, 2020

    Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday expanded a state of emergency due to the coronavirus to cover the whole country to stem the growing...

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    Japan declares emergency over coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 11:22pm on April 07, 2020

    Japan on Tuesday declared a month-long state of emergency over a spike in coronavirus cases, ramping up efforts to contain infections but stopping short of...

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    Japan to declare state of emergency over coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 11:42am on April 07, 2020

    Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe will on Tuesday declare a state of emergency in parts of the country, including Tokyo, over a spike in coronavirus...

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    Japan PM proposes state of emergency over coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:18pm on April 06, 2020

    Japan’s prime minister Monday proposed a state of emergency for several major regions seeing a sharp rise in coronavirus cases, as well as a stimulus...

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    Olympics from July 23 next year

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:48pm on March 30, 2020

    The Tokyo Olympics will begin on July 23 next year, organisers said on Monday, after the coronavirus forced the historic decision to postpone the Games...

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