China News Service, March 14. According to the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK), as of 6.30 pm on the 14th local time, a total of 746 confirmed cases of Japanese new crown pneumonia and 21 deaths were reported. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on the 14th about the prevention and control of the new crown virus epidemic that Japan will not declare a state of emergency at the moment, but we cannot relax our vigilance against the epidemic.

Data Map: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo by China News Agency reporter Wang Jun

According to NHK statistics, the 746 infected people include 732 infected people and tourists in Japan, and 14 people returned to Japan by charter flights from the Japanese government. The confirmed cases included 21 deaths.

According to another report, a total of 697 passengers and flight attendants were diagnosed with the new crown pneumonia, including 7 deaths.

According to NHK reports, on the afternoon of the 13th local time, the Japanese Senate passed a bill that would allow the Prime Minister to declare Japan into a state of emergency if necessary. On the 14th, Shinzo Abe said at a press conference that compared with other countries, the number of infected people in Japan has been controlled, so it is not necessary to declare a state of emergency at this time.

According to a report by Kyodo News Agency, Abe said: "(Facing the new crown virus) still cannot relax its vigilance. About the measures so far, experts will analyze and request (everyone) to cooperate until the results are obtained."