Over 60 percent of people surveyed in Japan last month said the government was not handling the coronavirus outbreak well, a poll by Gallup International shows.

The 62 percent disapproval rating compares with 76 percent in Thailand who were critical of their government, 46 percent in the United States and 44 percent in Germany.

The poll by the Gallup International Association was conducted well before Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Tuesday declaration of a state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka and five other prefectures.