Emergency introduced over COVID from Jul 12 in Tokyo, which will host Olympics

Tokyo : The coronavirus emergency regime in Tokyo, where Olympic Games are due to open in less than two weeks, will be introduced from July 12 to August 22, NHK reported, citing a statement from Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura, who is also in charge of the COVID-19 response.

In addition, the emergency regime in Okinawa and the regime of enhanced measures in four more prefectures – Osaka, Saitama, Chiba and Kanagawa – are being extended for this period.

In five more prefectures, the enhanced measures regime will be lifted.

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