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Japan expands state of emergency from Tokyo to other prefectures

ANI | Updated: Jul 30, 2021 15:00 IST


Tokyo [Japan], July 30 (ANI/Xinhua): The Japanese government declared Friday to expand the COVID-19 state of emergency to Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama, as well as the western prefecture of Osaka, after the country confirmed over 10,000 cases for the first time on Thursday.

A quasi-state of emergency with loose restrictive measures will also be put in place for Hokkaido, Ishikawa, Hyogo, Kyoto, and Fukuoka.
Both will be effective from Aug. 2 to Aug. 31. (ANI/Xinhua)

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