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GOJ to decide today to extend state of emergency for Tokyo region

  • March 5, 2021
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All national dailies wrote that the GOJ will officially decide today to extend the COVID-19 state of emergency for Tokyo and its three neighboring prefectures of Saitama, Chiba, and Kanagawa for about two weeks beyond March 7. Prime Minister Suga reiterated his intention to extend the emergency at an Upper House Budget Committee meeting on Thursday by saying that Japan is at a critical juncture on whether it can bring the coronavirus outbreak under control. The premier plans to hold a news conference at the Kantei this evening following the GOJ decision to extend the emergency.

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