Japan lifts coronavirus-related state of emergency in most regions, Tokyo not included
The decision comes as the number of new cases of infection has consistently fallen in 39 provinces, prompting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to say that the pandemic is “currently not spreading widely.” The regions mentioned account for 54 percent of Japan’s total population.Also on rt.com ‘Impossible’ to hold Olympics unless pandemic is contained, Japan’s PM Abe says
Japan declared a nationwide state of emergency last month, which gave the government more authority to set up lockdown rules in an effort to flatten the curve and stop the further spread of Covid-19. The country, along with China and South Korea, was a hotbed for the virus at the start of the pandemic, but currently ranks 34th globally in total number of infections.
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