Japan announces emergency response in Osaka area to curb Covid-19 cases

Japan announces emergency response in Osaka area to curb Covid-19 cases
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Japan's government said today it will impose emergency measures, such as shorter business hours and to ask people to work from home and refrain from activities like karaoke, in the western region of Osaka to halt a rebound in Covid-19 cases, APA reports citing Guardian.

The infection control measures will cover the prefectures of Osaka, Hyogo, and Miyagi and will last from April 5 until May 5, said Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura, who also heads the nation's Covid-19 response.

A final decision on enacting the measures will be made at a task force meeting headed by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga this afternoon.

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