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Kono, Kishida, Takaichi express positive views on law allowing COVID-19 lockdowns

  • September 24, 2021
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
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Nikkei, Yomiuri, Asahi, and Sankei wrote that among the four candidates in the LDP presidential election, Regulatory Reform Minister Kono, former LDP Policy Research Council Chairman Kishida, and former Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Takaichi expressed at an online discussion on Thursday positive views about the idea of enacting a law to allow implementation of emergency lockdowns to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. LDP Executive Acting Secretary-General Noda, the fourth candidate, did not express an opinion on the idea. The papers noted that Prime Minister Suga has expressed a cautious view about the effectiveness of such a measure. 

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