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Japan PM Abe says to ask all schools to close for most of March

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday that the government would ask all elementary, junior high and high schools to close from March 2 until spring break, typically around the end of March.

He was speaking at a meeting of the government's task force to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.

(Reporting by Yoshifumi Takemoto; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)

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