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GOJ mulls lifting state of emergency for some prefectures this week

  • February 22, 2021
  • , Fuji TV
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Fuji TV reported at noon that the GOJ is making arrangements to decide by the end of this week whether to lift the state of emergency in effect in some 10 prefectures. The network said Prime Minister Suga will meet with relevant Cabinet members on Feb. 24 and convene a task force meeting on Feb. 26 to decide on the matter. The network said that according to multiple GOJ sources, the GOJ is considering lifting the state of emergency for Aichi, Gifu, Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, and Fukuoka prefectures but maintaining it for Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama until its expiration on March 7.

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