Japan to extend state of emergency to March 7

Japan to extend state of emergency to March 7
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  • calendar-gray 02 February 2021

The government in Tokyo will decide whether to extend the COVID-19 state of emergency in 10 of its prefectures, including the nation's capital, by one month through March 7, the Japan Times reported citing an official with knowledge of the situation, APA reports citing Tletrader.

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will make the final decision after Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura presents the extension plan to a team of experts, who will advise the head of government on what the best course of action is.

If the extension is approved, the state of emergency is set to remain in effect in Tokyo and neighboring Kanagawa, Chiba and Saitama prefectures, as well as in Aichi, Gifu, Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo and Fukuoka, according to the official.

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