1 min read.Updated: 13 Nov 2020, 05:51 PM ISTReuters
Japan first imposed a state of emergency in April and lifted it late the following month
Japan has had 116,220 cases of the coronavirus in all and nearly 2,000 deaths
Japan does not need another state of emergency to tackle the novel coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Friday, even though it is seeing record high numbers of new daily cases as the weather grows cold.
"Experts don't yet feel we're at a situation where we need to institute another state of emergency," Suga told reporters.