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Japan’s Suga calls on citizens to spend “silent New Year” to stop coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga called on citizens on Friday to spend a “silent” New Year to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which has been breaking infection records almost on a daily basis.

Suga also announced a fresh package of 270 billion yen ($2.61 billion) for institutions treating coronavirus patients.

($1 = 103.4800 yen)

(Reporting by Antoni Slodkowski; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan)

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