February 13, 2020 / 9:51 AM / 3 days ago

Japan to spend 10.3 billion yen from budget reserve to fight coronavirus: Abe

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the cabinet will decide on Friday to spend 10.3 billion yen from the budget reserve to respond to the coronavirus.

Steps will total 15.3 billion yen, he added after a meeting of a task force on the coronavirus.

Earlier on Thursday, Japanese media reported that a Tokyo taxi driver had tested positive for the virus.

Reporting by Elaine Lies; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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