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Japan's Abe says to work on package to support regional economies

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a news conference on Japan's response to the coronavirus outbreak at his official residence in Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government and ruling party will work together to compile a package to support regional economies that have been hit in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday.

Speaking at a news conference, Abe also said that Japan hopes to use G7 and G20 frameworks to lead global coordination, including on economic policy, to fight the fall-out from the virus.

(Reporting by Leika Kihara and Daniel Leussink; Writing by David Dolan; editing by Richard Pullin)