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  • March 26, 2020
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NHK gave top play to a report that PM Abe has decided to set up a coronavirus taskforce headquarters today. TBS led with a report that following Tokyo Governor Koike’s call on citizens to stay home over the weekend and work from home as much as possible on weekdays, the Saitama and Kanagawa governors are also considering asking people to stay home. Fuji TV gave top play to a report that although an MHLW task force had estimated that the number of COVID-19 cases in Tokyo would increase by 51 over a five-day period starting on March 21, it actually rose by 74 in just three days. TV Asahi led with a report that the Nikkei Stock Average temporarily dropped by 900 points today amid fears of the economy stagnating following Governor Koike’s call for residents to stay home this weekend. NTV gave top play to a report on what appears to be a cluster of COVID-19 cases among a choir group in Gifu Prefecture, saying that so far a total of six members have tested positive for the virus.   

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