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  • April 6, 2020
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NHK and TV Asahi gave top play to reports that there were a record 143 new COVID-19 cases in Tokyo on Sunday, saying that the routes of infection remain unknown for more than 90 of them. NTV, TBS, and Fuji TV led with reports that Prime Minister Abe is likely to announce as early as this afternoon that the GOJ will begin preparing to declare a state of emergency.


Top stories in national dailies included the GOJ’s preparations for issuing a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus epidemic (Yomiuri, Sankei), the record high of 143 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Tokyo (Asahi), a sharp increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Tokyo with no clear infection routes (Mainichi), and confusion created by floods of coronavirus-related social media posts that unintentionally spread false information (Nikkei)

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