In an early morning tweet, Trump said: "The World market for face masks and ventilators is Crazy. We are helping the states to get equipment, but it is not easy."
Over the three-day holiday this past weekend, Tokyo's public parks were full of people at cherry blossom-viewing parties while the K-1 kickboxing organization held matches before 6,500 fans.
“I’m getting news that some would like to throw graduation parties," De Luca said. "We will send the police over – with flamethrowers.”
Supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations and banks will continue to operate as usual.
Takara Bio Co is in charge of production of the vaccine and Daicel Corp's gene-transfer technology is also being utilized, the statement said.
"There are still a couple of open issues," Mnuchin said, just before midnight. "I think we are very hopeful that this can be closed out tomorrow."