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Japan to extend state of emergency

One month of additional restrictions proposed to stop coronavirus spread

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to reporters in Tokyo. (Photo by Uichiro Kasai)

TOKYO -- Japan's government plans to extend a nationwide state of emergency beyond May 6, Nikkei learned Wednesday, as the country's coronavirus outbreak has yet to subside.

The public could be urged to stay at home for about one month longer under a proposal to be discussed at an expert meeting on Friday.

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