Cherry blossoms, un-seasonal snowfall and fear – Covid19 in Japan

epaselect epa08330205 Visitors are viewing and taking photos of cherry blossoms in unseasonably snowfall in Tokyo, Japan, 29 March 2020 while Tokyo government warns to avoid crowd for viewing cherry blossoms in prevention of COVID-19 coronavirus infections. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has asked residents to stay home on the 28-29 March weekend amid a sharp increase in the number of COVID-19 coronavirus infections in Tokyo. Koike has suggested risk of possible lockdown of the Tokyo metropolitan as more than 430 people have been tested positive to the coronavirus in the Japanese capital and 1,827 people positive in Japan. Sixty-eight people were found positive only 29 March in Tokyo. EPA-EFE/KIMIMASA MAYAMA

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Visitors are viewing and taking photos of cherry blossoms in unseasonably snowfall in Tokyo, Japan, 29 March 2020 while Tokyo government warns to avoid crowd for viewing cherry blossoms in prevention of COVID-19 coronavirus infections.

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has asked residents to stay home on the 28-29 March weekend amid a sharp increase in the number of COVID-19 coronavirus infections in Tokyo. Koike has suggested risk of possible lockdown of the Tokyo metropolitan as more than 430 people have been tested positive to the coronavirus in the Japanese capital and 1,827 people positive in Japan. Sixty-eight people were found positive only 29 March in Tokyo.

EPA-EFE/KIMIMASA MAYAMA

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