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Nationwide governors’ group calls for city lockdowns

  • August 21, 2021
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The Saturday editions of all national papers except Asahi reported that during a virtual meeting of the National Governors’ Association on Friday, the participants called for the declaration of a nationwide COVID-19 state of emergency based on the assessment that efforts by individual governors can no longer curb the spread of the virus even at the local level. They also asked for powerful measures to reduce traffic and people’s mobility, such as higher expressway tolls and city lockdowns. The Hokkaido, Aichi, Miyazaki, Niigata, and Iwate prefectural governments are reportedly asking the central government to place them under either a state of emergency or quasi-state of emergency.

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