Japan set to extend state of emergency by three weeks to May 31

Japan set to extend state of emergency by three weeks to May 31

7/5/2021 10:16:00 AM

Japan set to extend state of emergency by three weeks to May 31

TOKYO — Japan's government is set to extend on Friday (May 7) a state of emergency in Tokyo and three other areas by about three weeks until the end of May to curb a surge in novel coronavirus cases just months before the start of the Tokyo Olympics.

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Tokyo set to seek extension of emergency until May 31TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan's capital will seek to extend until May 31 its state of emergency aimed at curbing coronavirus infections, Governor Yuriko Koike said on Thursday, a move that could spark more questions about its ability to host the Olympics. Japan had hoped a 'short and powerful' emergency would contain a fourth wave of infections just under three months before Tokyo is set to host the Olympic Games from July 23. 'Based on the analyses from various angles, my thinking is that we need an extension of the state of emergency,' Koike said.

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Japan extends COVID emergency in Tokyo, PM Suga says Olympics still going aheadTOKYO (Reuters) -Japan extended on Friday a state of emergency in Tokyo and three other areas until the end of May to stem a surge in coronavirus cases, but Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga reiterated that it is still possible to host Tokyo Olympics this summer. The government had hoped a 'short and powerful' state of emergency would contain a fourth wave of infection, but new cases in major cities such as Tokyo and Osaka are still at high levels, Suga said. Extending the state of emergency to May 31 from May 11 will leave a margin of less than two months before the July 23 start of the Games, which were postponed last year because of the pandemic.

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