TOKYO — Top executives at Japan’s leading companies are concerned about the impact of a long shutdown due to the novel coronavirus to the continuity of their business, according to a Nikkei survey conducted last week, after the Japanese government declared a state of emergency.
The emergency declaration covers seven prefectures, including Tokyo and Osaka, and runs through May 6. Local authorities have asked people to avoid going out and have placed restrictions on some business activity. The emergency may be extended, depending on the trends in infections, potentially dealing a heavy blow to business.
The survey of 129 company
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