February 3, 2020 / 12:53 AM / 18 days ago

Japan to take steps to protect citizens from coronavirus - Abe

TOKYO, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that Japan would adopt necessary measures without hesitation to protect its citizens from the new coronavirus outbreak that originated in China.

Abe, speaking to parliament, said Japan had already started developing rapid diagnostic test kits for the virus.

Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Chris Gallagher

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