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GOJ to extend COVID-19 state of emergency to June 20

  • May 28, 2021
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All national dailies wrote that the GOJ will decide today to extend the COVID-19 state of emergency set to expire on May 31 in Tokyo, Hokkaido, Aichi, Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Okayama, Hiroshima, and Fukuoka for another three weeks to June 20 after consulting with a GOJ panel of experts. Okinawa is already set to remain under the state of emergency until June 20. Prime Minister Suga is planning to hold a news conference this evening to explain the details of the extension, including whether all of the existing stringent measures will be kept in place.


The GOJ is also set to extend the quasi-emergency set to end on May 31 in Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Gifu, and Mie until June 20. However, the measure will be lifted on June 13 as scheduled in Ishikawa, Gunma, and Kumamoto.

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