Covıd-19, Coronavirus

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COVID-19: In surprise move, Japan to add 3 more prefectures to state of emergency

COVID-19: In surprise move, Japan to add 3 more prefectures to state of emergency

14/5/2021 4:43:00 AM

COVID-19 : In surprise move, Japan to add 3 more prefectures to state of emergency

TOKYO: Japan has decided to add three more prefectures hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic to a state of emergency, Economy Minister Yasutoshi ...

AsiaPeople walk along a pedestrian crossing in Tokyo, Japan on May 13, 2021. (Photo: AP/Eugene Hoshiko)14 May 2021 09:23AMShare this contentBookmarkTOKYO: Japan has decided to add three more prefectures hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic to a state of emergency, Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Friday (May 14), in a surprise move reflecting growing concerns about the virus's spread.

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"There were various views expressed at the meeting (with experts). Based on those views, we retracted our original proposal and came up with this new one and got approval for it," Nishimura told reporters after the meeting.AdvertisementREAD: 'Impossible' to hold Olympics during COVID-19 pandemic, Japan doctors union warns

Japan will add Hokkaido, Okayama and Hiroshima prefectures to the state of emergency now covering Tokyo, Osaka and four other prefectures, he said. Another three prefectures would be added to a list of regions under a"quasi" state of emergency of targeted measures. headtopics.com

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