March 27, 2020 / 2:55 AM / 5 days ago

Japan PM says lockdown of Tokyo would have severe impact on economy

TOKYO, March 27 (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday a lockdown of Tokyo would have a severe impact on the economy given its huge population and the key role it plays as the centre of the country.

“For now, I don’t think we need to call a state of emergency. But it’s very important to respond appropriately since the Tokyo metropolitan area has a huge population,” Abe told parliament. (Reporting by Leika Kihara)

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