Kyoto Governor Takatoshi Nishiwaki asked the Japanese government on April 10 to add Kyoto to the state of emergency.
Abe declared a state of emergency in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Osaka, Hyogo, and Fukuoka from April 7 to May 6.
Abe then announced on April 16 that the national government expanded the state of emergency nationwide until May 6.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated on Monday that he will consult with a panel of experts, including economists, before making the Thursday decision.
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