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Corona complacency risks faster spread

Survey data point to a sharp fall in economic activity in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Admittedly, there were some signs that activity was picking up again in the second half of March. But as consumers lower their guard, the spread of the coronavirus has started to accelerate in Tokyo. The prefectural government has again urged citizens to remain at home, which means that consumption may fall further over the coming weeks.

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