May 4, 2020 / 5:35 AM / in 24 days

Japan to seek extension of state of emergency to May 31 on Monday - economy minister

TOKYO, May 4 (Reuters) - Japan’s government will seek to extend the country’s nationwide state of emergency to May 31 later on Monday, Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said in parliament.

The government-issued state of emergency is due to expire on Wednesday, the last day of a week-long national holiday.

Reporting by Daniel Leussink; Editing by Kim Coghill

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