The total number of novel coronavirus cases in Japan has exceed 10,000, local media reported on Saturday. 

According to Kyodo news agency about 700 coronavirus cases from a cruise ship that was quarantined near Tokyo in February were excluded from the total figure.

At least 181 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the capital Tokyo alone, the news agency said.

Japan has taken some measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

On Thursday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that the emergency imposed in seven provinces earlier this month has now applied to all 47 provinces.

According to the

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