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Japan to close schools nationwide-COVID-19

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Schools will continue to be closed until spring holidays start in overdue March.

Japan is pronouncing the closure of schools national to assist control the spread of the brand new Covid-19 coronavirus.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he has requested all basic, center and high colleges to stay closed till spring holidays begin in late March.

The measure comes amid developing problem approximately the upward thrust within the variety of untraceable cases in northern Japan and elsewhere. Japan now has more than 890 instances, inclusive of 705 from a quarantined cruise ship.

Officials in Japan's northernmost predominant island of Hokkaido stated in advance on Thursday that they were ultimate all 1,600 essential and middle schools inside the island prefecture, with the governor saying the approaching one to two weeks are important in preventing the virus.