Japan urges citizens to limit movements to curb virus spread

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s citizens should do everything in their power to limit interactions with others by 70% to curb the spread of the coronavirus, government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday.

He said the government will consider the request from coalition partner Komeito to hand out 100,000 yen ($933.45) per person after establishing the extra budget to help cushion the blow from the outbreak to households and businesses.

(Reporting by Antoni Slodkowski; Editing by Himani Sarkar)