March 28, 2020 / 9:37 AM / 3 months ago

Japan's Abe warns coronavirus outbreak could worsen if people don't take proper measures

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe holds a news conference on Japan's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at his official residence in Tokyo, Japan, March 28, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday requested people to refrain from non-essential meetings and said coronavirus infections could escalate if people let down their guard and don’t take proper containment measures.

Abe made the comments at a news conference in Tokyo.

Reporting by Stanley White; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Shri Navaratnam

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