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Osaka to ask GOJ to lift COVID-19 state of emergency for Kansai region

  • February 20, 2021
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All national dailies reported on Saturday that Osaka Governor Yoshimura decided on Friday to ask the central government to lift the state of emergency for the prefecture in late February in view of the steady improvement in the infection situation there. He is set to consult with his Kyoto and Hyogo counterparts on making the request jointly. The papers added, however, that the GOJ is still cautious about lifting the emergency declaration.

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