TOKYO: The Japanese government Thursday proposed ending its COVID-19 pre-emergency designation of Gunma, Ishikawa and Kumamoto prefectures Sunday as scheduled.
The proposal was presented at the government’s COVID-19 advisory panel. If the panel approves it, the government will adopt the plan later on Thursday.
A pre-emergency is also in place in Saitama and four other prefectures, while Tokyo, Osaka and eight other prefectures are under a state of emergency.
The government is expected to make a decision as early as June 17 to end those measures on June 20 as scheduled.