Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced the end of his state of emergency declaration for the novel coronavirus pandemic, with just 851 deaths reported and without ever implementing a lockdown.
"I have decided to end the state of emergency across the nation," Abe said during a televised press conference on Monday. "In just over a month and a half, we almost brought (the infection) situation under control."
Did America Need Mass Lockdown?— Charles V Payne (@cvpayne) May 25, 2020
Prime minister Shinzo Abe has declared victory for the “Japan model.”
Japan’s constitution prohibits a compulsory lockdown.
Japan not only avoided a compulsory lockdown nor has it carried out mass testing for Covid-19.https://t.co/KWSmLkkU38
Analyzing just how Japan defied the odds and contained the coronavirus while disregarding the playbook used by other successful countries has become a national conversation https://t.co/q6N0M3fvTk— TIME (@TIME) May 25, 2020
Japan is really unique regarding coronavirus spread and response. Several reporters have asked me how they did it--glad I'm not the only one who doesn't really know what worked and why. https://t.co/Uq9QDou5la— Dr. Tara C. Smith (@aetiology) May 26, 2020
Japan has tentatively begun to reopen after PM Shinzo Abe lifted a coronavirus state of emergency Monday.— Bloomberg QuickTake (@QuickTake) May 28, 2020
Tokyo’s train stations are bustling again with commuters. More @business: https://t.co/kvPP7jDU8g #緊急事態宣言解除 pic.twitter.com/HGkqbZbcga
Japan to end state of emergency as coronavirus cases dwindle despite lack of strict lockdown https://t.co/JiG0FRkKG3— End-The-Lockdown (@CoronaDoubter) May 27, 2020
Japan is probably the real winner of the battle against coronavirus, as of now. No intrusive tech, and numbers under control. Mortality numbers don’t lie (more or less. And in an ageing society these should increase steadily). Mortality in April will be of interest. https://t.co/g5Shqvye1A— Giulio Pugliese (@PugliesAsia) May 27, 2020