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Kishida remains cautious about easing mask requirements

  • May 13, 2022
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All national papers highlighted remarks made during a Diet committee session on Thursday by Prime Minister Kishida, who said it is “not realistic” to relax the COVID-19 protocol of requiring face masks in public spaces. “Covering the face with a mask is extremely important as a basic infection prevention measure,” he said, adding that people might not need to wear masks outdoors if they can maintain “sufficient distance” from other people.

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