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Top Liberal Democratic Party executive Sanae Takaichi said Sunday it is possible the government will declare a state of emergency as COVID-19 cases spike.

“A state of emergency will have adverse impacts on the economy, but (protecting) life is the top priority,” Takaichi, head of the Liberal Democratic Party’s Policy Research Council, said during a television program in which policy heads from the ruling and opposition parties discussed COVID-19 measures.

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