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[Japon] Drug Avigan that was pushed by Abe falls short in COVID-19 trials

The lack of results have raised doubts about its approval by the end of this month

Avigan, a candidate drug for treating COVID-19, has not shown apparent efficacy in treating the respiratory disease in clinical trials so far, raising doubts about its approval by the end of this month as sought by the government, sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday.


[Japon] How Japan’s post-coronavirus reopening should proceed

In Europe, China, South Korea and the United States, countries are strategizing ways to resume economic and social activities, albeit still with an abundance of caution. Even as the state of emergency currently in place will be extended beyond May 6, the Japanese government must continue planning for reopening the country.


[Japon] Japan mulls 1-month extension to state of emergency over coronavirus

Japan is considering extending the nationwide state of emergency until the end of May in a bid to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, government sources said Thursday.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Toshihiro Nikai, secretary general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, of his intention to extend the state of emergency currently due to be effective through next Wednesday.


[Japon] 2 firms recall masks from PM Abe’s distribution program

Two Japanese companies said Friday they have started recalling all undelivered cloth masks they supplied under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s mask distribution program to address the novel coronavirus pandemic, following numerous complaints of tainted products earlier this month.

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