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GOJ to forgo lifting state of emergency for any prefecture on Friday

  • February 10, 2021
  • , Fuji TV
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Fuji TV reported at noon that the GOJ is making arrangements to forgo lifting the state of emergency for any prefecture on Friday and maintain it for all 10 prefectures. The network said although the GOJ was looking into lifting the state of emergency for Aichi and Gifu prefectures on Friday, it has changed its stance and decided to maintain the strong measures in order to improve the infection situations in all 10 prefectures given that the healthcare system remains strained even in prefectures where the number of cases per day is dropping. The network said Prime Minister Suga, who has been seeking to partially lift the state of emergency to avoid imposing a burden on the public, is leaning toward keeping it in place for the time being. The network added that the GOJ is once again expected to examine whether to partially lift the state of emergency as early as next week, saying that some say making a decision on when to lift a state of emergency is more difficult than declaring one.

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