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Japan to lift all coronavirus state of emergency at September end, announces PM Suga

Sep 28, 2021 02:26 PM IST

Japan’s current state of emergency, declared in April, was repeatedly extended and expanded.

Japan’s government says the coronavirus state of emergency will end Thursday so the economy can be reactivated as infections slow.

Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks to reporters about lifting of a state of emergency at his official residence.(AP)
Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks to reporters about lifting of a state of emergency at his official residence.(AP)

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced Tuesday that virus restrictions will be eased gradually.

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With the lifting, Japan will be entirely free of emergency requirements for the first time in more than six months.

Japan’s current state of emergency, declared in April, was repeatedly extended and expanded. Despite public weariness and frustration over the measures, Japan has managed to avoid the more restrictive lockdowns imposed elsewhere while recording about 1.69 million cases and 17,500 deaths from Covid-19.

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