Japan's Abe, deputy avoid joint meetings to cut COVID-19 risk as lockdown pressure builds

Japan's Abe, deputy avoid joint meetings to cut COVID-19 risk as lockdown pressure builds

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2020-03-31 15:41

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wipes his nose as he holds a news conference on Japan's response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Tokyo, Japan on Mar 28, 2020. (Photo: Reuters/Issei Kato) 

TOKYO: Japan's prime minister and his deputy won't attend meetings together to cut coronavirus risks as pressure for a lockdown builds, with domestic cases topping 2,000 and a minister saying the country's containment strategy was stretched to the limit.

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