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Coronavirus

Abe faces calls for decisive action after 'Abenomask' blunder

Emergency declaration gives government limited power compared with other nations

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wore a cloth face mask, like those to be sent to Japanese households, in a parliamentary session Wednesday.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The Japanese government is under fire for procrastinating on declaring a state of emergency and implementing stricter measures to limit people's movement as confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus continue to increase in the country.

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