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- Prime Minister Abe Shinzo told a meeting of senior officials from his governing Liberal Democratic Party on Monday that the pace of infection seems to be slowing. But he says he is not optimistic.
- Japan’s labor ministry says the ratio of job offers to applicants fell in March, extending the decline to a third month, as the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic became more severe.
- Prime Minister Jacinda Arden of New Zealand announced at a news conference on Tuesday afternoon that under alert level 3, the country would see 75 percent of the economy operating again.