Japan's Prime Minister extends virus state of emergency until May 31

TOKYO: Japan's prime minister on Monday extended a nationwide state of emergency until the end of May, after government officials warned it was too early to ease the restrictions.

I will extend the period of the state of emergency that he declared from April 7 to May 31. The covered area is all the prefectures of the nation. Shinzo Abe he said after a meeting to discuss the measures.