April 3, 2020 / 10:33 AM / 3 months ago

Sharp rise in Japan's coronavirus cases concerning - Nishimura

FILE PHOTO: Japan's Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura attends a news conference at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Japan September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Friday he remained deeply concerned about the sharp rise in the number of coronavirus cases in the country.

Speaking at a news conference, he also said Japan was not yet at a stage to declare a state of emergency.

Reporting by Daniel Leussink and Tetsushi Kajimoto

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