Japan's state of emergency period to be extended as Covid-19 cases increase

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday said in parliament that a decision as to whether to extend the nationwide state of emergency over the pandemic beyond May 6, the proposed deadline was pending further input from a number of different experts.Meanwhile, the nationwide death toll from the virus has increased to a total of 420, including those from a cruise ship that was quarantined in Yokohama near Tokyo, the latest figures showed.The health ministry also said there are currently a total of 309 patients considered severely ill and are on ventilators to receive respiratory assistance or have been admitted to intensive care units for medical treatment.

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