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GOJ to expand quasi-state of emergency to cover at least 16 more prefectures

  • January 24, 2022
  • , NHK, NTV, TBS, Fuji TV, TV Asahi
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All networks reported this afternoon that the GOJ is planning to formally decide tomorrow to expand the quasi-state of emergency measures to cover at least 16 more prefectures, including Osaka and Ishikawa, bringing the total number of prefectures under a quasi-state of emergency to at least 32. NTV said the GOJ is also planning to extend the quasi-state of emergency measures currently in place for Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, and Okinawa until Feb. 13. The GOJ will reportedly make a formal decision on the matter at its coronavirus task force meeting tomorrow.

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