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Japan: Cherry blossom parks closed in Tokyo to slow spread of coronavirus01:13

Japan: Cherry blossom parks closed in Tokyo to slow spread of coronavirus

Japan, Tokyo
March 28, 2020 at 08:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

Authorities in Tokyo closed public parks with cherry blossom season in full swing to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Footage filmed outside Japan's most visited green space, Ueno park on Saturday shows visitors taking photos as well as signs warning about the closure.

The government told people to refrain from leaving their homes as most non-essential businesses were set to close on March 28.

Japan: Cherry blossom parks closed in Tokyo to slow spread of coronavirus01:13
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Authorities in Tokyo closed public parks with cherry blossom season in full swing to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Footage filmed outside Japan's most visited green space, Ueno park on Saturday shows visitors taking photos as well as signs warning about the closure.

The government told people to refrain from leaving their homes as most non-essential businesses were set to close on March 28.

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