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“This virus does not recognize the end of the year or the end of the year. “I ask each minister to increase their sense of urgency and take thorough countermeasures.” Yoshihide Suga said at a meeting of the Government Task Force on Coronavirus Response.

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Update Date: December 28, 2020 15:06 IST

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga asked ministers on Monday to be ready to take action to prevent further spread of coronavirus infection (REUTERS)

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga called on ministers to be prepared to take steps to prevent further spread of the coronavirus infection on Monday after the number of daily cases hit a record high in recent days.

“This virus does not recognize the end of the year or the end of the year. “I ask each minister to increase their sense of urgency and take thorough countermeasures.”