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News COVID-19 (April 16)

News COVID-19 (April 16)

Here are some news headlines of the past days:


-Japan to declare nationwide state of emergency amid virus spread (April 16, The Mainichi)


-Japan closer to 100,000 yen cash handout scheme amid virus spread (April 16, Kyodo News)


-Tokyo plans ¥800 billion emergency COVID-19 spending measure (April 15, The Japan Times)


-Abe defends mask distribution plan, eyes budget submission next week (April 14, Kyodo News)


-Frustrated Japan firms give up on virus subsidy system amid red tape, long wait (April 15, The Mainichi)


-Massive burden imposed on Japan convenience store franchise owners amid crisis (April 16, The Mainichi)


-More prefectures in Japan declaring states of emergency over coronavirus (April 15, The Mainichi)


-World economy to shrink 3% in 2020, worst setback since 1930s: IMF (April 14, Kyodo News)


-Foreign visitors to Japan sink 93% in March, biggest on-year drop (April 15, Kyodo News)


-Seat reservations for JR trains in Golden Week holiday at record low (April 14, Kyodo News)





-Belgium: current measures by the National Security Council have been extended till 3 May (as of April 15, in Dutch and French)


Luxembourg: Exit strategy: a scenario for the gradual lifting of the confinement measures introduced to deal with COVID-19 (as of April 15)



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