Japan calls for limited emergency declaration as COVID-19 cases surge

Reuters | Tokyo | Updated: 07-01-2021 06:23 IST | Created: 07-01-2021 06:23 IST
Japan calls for limited emergency declaration as COVID-19 cases surge

The Japanese government on Thursday proposed declaring a one-month state of emergency limited to Tokyo and three neighbouring prefectures effective from Jan. 8 to Feb. 7.

Ahead of a meeting with advisers for coronavirus measures, Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura laid out the government's proposal to call for a state of emergency for the four prefectures, centring on measures to combat transmission at bars and restaurants.

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