Fact-checked by: VERA Files

2020/05/20 | Philippines

PARTLY FALSE: Japan is suffering a second wave of COVID-19 cases after lifting quarantine measures.

Explanation: Only Hokkaido, the country's northernmost prefectural island, has experienced a second spike of coronavirus disease cases.

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This false claim originated from: Several FB pages, netizens

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