Japanese mobile carriers say they will delay their launches of Apple’s new iPhone SE model until May 11 instead of the scheduled April 27.

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Japanese mobile carriers NTT Docomo Inc. and SoftBank Corp. said they will delay their launches of Apple Inc.’s new iPhone SE model until May 11 instead of the scheduled April 27 amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Japan’s government expanded the area covered by its state of emergency declaration to the whole nation last week and is calling on citizens to cut contact with people by 80% in an attempt to control the outbreak. The state of emergency is currently scheduled to remain in force until May 6.

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