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Japan PM Calls For Closure Of Public Schools Over Coronavirus

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on October 9, 2018. AFP


Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe referred to as Thursday on public colleges to shut nationwide from March 2 to stop the unfold of the brand new coronavirus.

“The government considers the health and safety of children above anything else,” Abe mentioned.

“We request all primary, junior high and high schools… across the nation to close temporarily from March 2 next week until their spring break.”

The spring break for public colleges normally begins late March in Japan.

“Efforts to prevent the spread of infections among children are being made in various areas,” Abe added.

Many public elementary colleges and junior excessive colleges in northern Hokkaido had been closed on Thursday because the governor has requested the general public colleges to be closed for a few week.

Town of Osaka additionally mentioned it would shut its kindergartens, elementary and junior excessive colleges from Saturday for 2 weeks.


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