Japan’s COVID-19 Response Centre calls on government to toughen restrictions

Japan’s COVID-19 Response Centre calls on government to toughen restrictions
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  • calendar-gray 27 November 2020

Japanese authorities should impose targeted anti-coronavirus measures, including a partial ban on movement between regions and shorter opening hours for cafes and restaurants, Shigeru Omi, the head of the central government's panel on virus countermeasures, said on Friday, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"In addition to the personal efforts of people, it is necessary to reduce the opening hours of catering establishments, to reduce the movement of people between areas with high and low infection rates," Omi said, as quoted by the Kyodo news agency.

Omi has addressed lawmakers amid a recent surge in COVID-19 infections across Japan — the case tally increased by over 2,500 on Thursday and surpassed 141,000.

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