Myanmar Military Aids in Disinfecting Streets

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Soldiers in Myanmar joined efforts to help disinfect the streets as the country’s biggest city prepares to go into full lockdown, Tuesday, April 7.
READ MORE: Also in Asia Tuesday, Japan on Tuesday declared a coronavirus emergency in parts of the country.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his decision to enact a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other prefectures was based on a need to protect people amid a situation that is “gravely” affecting lives and the economy.  

The month-long measure allows for officials to call on people to stay home, and comes coupled with a government stimulus package worth about $1 trillion.