65-Year-Old Japan Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe has announced his resignation following a decline in his health.
There have been reports that Abe had been vomiting blood.
In an announcement yesterday , he said he had suffered a relapse of a chronic bowel condition -saying he had ‘lost a lot of his energy and strength’ and would need regular medical treatment that would prevent him from tackling the Coronavirus crisis.
‘I have been struggling with my illness and I have to get treatment. Poor health should not lead to wrong political decisions,’ he told a press conference.
In the last one week, the Prime Minister’s health had been under speculation, after he made several visits to a Tokyo hospital.
He was reported to had visited Keio University Hospital in Tokyo, for what was his second hospital visit in a week.
There were also reports of the PM vomiting blood due to his health.
The governing Liberal Democratic Party is expected to appoint an interim leader who will serve until the party can hold a leadership election, according to NHK.