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Coronavirus

Japan's Aichi Prefecture declares its own coronavirus emergency

Move signals tension between central and local governments in fight against pandemic

Toyota auto factory in Aichi Prefecture. The governor called for a state of emergency on April 10. 

TOKYO -- Japan's Aichi Prefecture declared its own state of emergency on Friday, signaling tension between the central and local governments over efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak. 

"We will take every measure with the highest priority on protecting the lives and health of citizens of the prefecture," Aichi Gov. Hideaki Omura said at a meeting at the prefectural office.

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