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GOJ likely to extend quasi-state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka, four other prefectures

  • March 1, 2022
  • , Yomiuri
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Yomiuri reported that the GOJ began making arrangements on Monday to extend the quasi-state of emergency measures in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Aichi, Kyoto, Osaka, and Hyogo. Currently 31 prefectures are under the quasi-state of emergency measures, which are scheduled to end on March 6. The paper wrote that the GOJ is considering extending the measures for the six prefectures by two weeks and is expected to decide on the matter by the end of this week. The daily added that the hospital bed occupancy rate was 54% in Tokyo, 70% in Kanagawa, 66% in Aichi, 72% in Kyoto, 77% in Osaka, and 69% in Hyogo as of Feb. 27, exceeding the 50% threshold for lifting the measures.

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