A state of emergency was extended by Sri Lanka’s President on Saturday, going back on pledges to relax the tough laws introduced after the Easter Sunday attacks that killed 258 people.
Despite the orders, just 3,000 people were in shelters in the Kagoshima region on Thursday morning, an official tally showed.
"Staying at home also allows the emergency services to do their job whilst also protecting people from contracting the virus," the pre-hospital emergency care provider said.
The state of emergency, giving authorities more power to press people to stay at home and businesses to close, will last through May 6 and be imposed in the capital, Tokyo, and six other prefectures - accounting for about 44% of Japan's population.
President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte has approved the recommendation for the declaration of nationwide state of public health emergency as the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)) in the country has risen to six, two of whom have been classified as local transmission, his spokesman reported on Sunday.
The cyclone killed 27 people in the Solomons late last week before barrelling southeast to directly hit Vanuatu as a Category Five, obliterating entire towns in the northern provinces.
The UAE has implemented a new national safety law designed to restrict the transmission of COVID-19. The new law is a part of the government’s ‘Stay Home' initiative.
COVID-19 is making everybody pay, but it is making the poor pay more. Weeks ago an Angolan broke all the rules of lockdown. He left us stunned, but he was right. He said hunger would kill him before the coronavirus, therefore, he was out on the road looking for job and food.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduled to hold a news conference at 6pm (0900 GMT) when he is expected to announce the lifting of the emergency in 39 of Japan's 47 prefectures, but not in Tokyo.