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PM Abe says he would consider enforcing a curfew with punishment if necessary

  • June 15, 2020
  • , TBS, Fuji TV
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TBS and Fuji TV reported on remarks at the Diet this morning by Prime Minister Abe, who expressed the view that he would consider establishing a law to impose a curfew and enforce it with punishment if necessary. The premier reportedly said: “I believe we need to consider the possible enactment of a law to impose a curfew or enforce calls for business closures with punishment if it is absolutely necessary.” TBS said Abe made the comment in response to a question from a ruling coalition member at the Upper House Audit Committee session this morning after stressing the need for careful examination because this would greatly restrict individual rights. In addition, the prime minister reportedly said what is needed now is to control the risk of infection while gradually raising the levels of social and economic activity.

 

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