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  • March 12, 2020
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NHK gave top play to a report on President Trump’s televised speech to the nation announcing the suspension of all travel from Europe with the exception of the United Kingdom for the next 30 days in order to contain the spread of the new coronavirus in the U.S. The President reportedly said the measure will take effect on Friday night. NTV, TBS, and Fuji TV led with reports on the WHO’s declaration on Wednesday that COVID-19 is a pandemic, with TBS and Fuji TV quoting Prime Minister Abe as telling the press this morning: “We will cooperate with the international community more than ever and strengthen measures to tackle this issue. We will remain vigilant, and implement necessary measures without any hesitation.” TV Asahi gave top play to a report on a fire that occurred in Azabujuban in Minato Ward, Tokyo, this morning.

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