Japan's Osaka and two more regions expected to request COVID-19 measures

20/1/2022 11:37:00 AM

Japan's Osaka and two more regions expected to request COVID-19 measures

Japan's Osaka and two more regions expected to request COVID-19 measures

TOKYO: Japan\u0027s western prefecture of Osaka and two neighbouring regions are expected to join in a widening declaration of COVID-19 prevention measures, Osaka\u0027s governor said on Thursday (Jan 20). Japan added more than 41,000 new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday as the Omicron variant spread, a tally by nat

TOKYO: Japan's western prefecture of Osaka and two neighbouring regions are expected to join in a widening declaration of COVID-19 prevention measures, Osaka's governor said on Thursday (Jan 20).Japan added more than 41,000 new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday as the Omicron variant spread, a tally by national broadcaster NHK showed, breaking a record for two consecutive days.

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida decided on Wednesday to expand the measures to cover the capital Tokyo and a dozen other regions. If the restrictions are widened to include Osaka and its two neighbors, 63 per cent of the nation's total population - or just under 80 million people - would live under the measure.

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