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Suga says state of emergency could be lifted on May 14 depending on experts’ views

  • May 7, 2020
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NHK reported that concerning the nationwide state of emergency that has been extended until the end of this month, Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga told the press this morning that it could be lifted on May 14 even for Tokyo and the 12 other prefectures that are designated as areas for which special attention is warranted if the experts decide it is possible to do so. Suga reportedly said: “We will ask the experts to analyze and assess in detail the number of cases and medical care system in each region by around May 14, and based on the views of the advisory committee, we will lift the state of emergency if we deem it possible.” 

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