Facing uptick in virus infections, Japan moves to limit public crowds


  • World
  • Monday, 17 Feb 2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Monday it would limit public crowds in Tokyo to prevent a further spread of the deadly coronavirus, scrapping the emperor's birthday celebrations and closing next month's Tokyo Marathon to all but elite professional runners.

The widening fallout of the outbreak, which began in China in December and has killed over 1,700 people, is threatening large public events and damaging output and tourism in Japan.

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