Japan’s Abe loses support amid doubts over handling of Covid-19


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. - AFP

TOKYO (Bloomberg): Voter support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe fell in three polls published Monday (Feb 17), with two showing public dissatisfaction over his government’s handling of the new coronavirus outbreak as new domestic cases continue to be discovered daily.

The outbreak has slammed the brakes on travel and tourism, just as data released on Monday shows an Abe-backed tax hike battered the economy in the last quarter of 2019, which contracted by the most in more than five years.

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