Hush descends over Tokyo after emergency declared

TOKYO --- Calls for people in Tokyo and other areas to refrain from going out began Wednesday --- now with legal backing thanks to the state of emergency declared Tuesday to deal with a sharp rise in new coronavirus infections. Many department stores and other private-sector facilities were closed and the streets of Tokyo's business districts and shopping areas were quiet, thanks to a sharp drop in commuters and customers. The emergency declaration based on a revised special measures law for dealing with new forms of influenza was published in Kanpo, the central government's official publication, late Tuesday night. An emergency has now been declared in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Sait...Keep on reading: Hush descends over Tokyo after emergency declared

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