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Japan ready to take anti-coronavirus steps in timely manner, minister says

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Japan ready to take anti-coronavirus steps in timely manner, minister says
Japan ready to take anti-coronavirus steps in timely manner, minister says   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021
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TOKYO – Japan is ready to take anti-coronavirus measures, such as issuing a state of emergency, in a timely manner, depending on the infection situation, Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Wednesday.

The southern island of Okinawa is already under a state of emergency allowing authorities to shut bars and restaurants, while a less-strigent regime allowing authorities to curtail opening hours is in place in 10 prefectures including Tokyo, host of the Olympic Games this summer.

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