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Japan proposes ending COVID-19 pre-emergency for 3 prefectures

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. (Shutterstock)
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. (Shutterstock)
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10 Jun 2021 04:06:41 GMT9
10 Jun 2021 04:06:41 GMT9

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.

JIJI Press

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