February 28, 2020 / 2:02 AM / a month ago

Japan Abe says ready to protect economy from coronavirus impact

TOKYO, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday the government will take policy steps if needed to ensure the coronavirus outbreak does not inflict damage to the economy.

“I’m aware of views that if the virus spreads, it could have a huge impact on the economy,” Abe told parliament. “We’re therefore watching developments carefully.” (Reporting by Leika Kihara; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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