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Japan’s Abe asks experts to come up with road map to restart economy

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a news conference regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread, in Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has asked experts to come up with a road map for restarting the economy under new lifestyle guidelines within two weeks, he said on Monday, after Japan extended its state of emergency.

Abe also told a news conference that a clinical trial of the drug Avigan was proceeding smoothly and that an application for the use of the antiviral drug Remdesivir for COVID-19 was filed in Japan on Monday.

(Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim and Kiyoshi Takenaka; Writing by David Dolan, editing by Ed Osmond)

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