MOSCOW – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to declare a state of emergency in the country Wednesday to curb the spread of the disease, the Kyodo News Agency reported on Monday, quoting government officials.

According to Sputnik, the April 6, 2020 announcement, the state of emergency will allow local authorities to tell residents to stay home, not attend public events and comply with hygiene requirements. However, there will be no penalty for failing to comply with such requirements and recommendations in Japan.

According to the media, emergencies will be linked to major cities, Tokyo and Osaka.

According to government sources, Abe is expected to address the nation on Tuesday and the emergency situation will take effect from Wednesday. The Japanese prime minister will specify which areas will be targeted and for how long.

Japan had 4,563 cases of cholera as of Sunday and 104 deaths of 19 human rights defenders as of Sunday, with 104 deaths. In Tokyo alone, 143 new cases were reported Sunday, bringing the capital to 1,033.
Update: October