Japan may end state of emergency this week for regions with stable COVID-19 cases

Japan may end state of emergency this week for regions with stable COVID-19 cases

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2020-05-11 09:36

A customer of a retail store wearing a protective face mask fixes a face mask under a nationwide state of emergency as the spread of COVID-19 continues in Japan. (Photo: Reuters/Issei Kato)

TOKYO: The Japanese government will consider lifting the state of emergency on many of the 34 prefectures that are not among the hardest-hit by the coronavirus epidemic before the nationwide deadline of May 31, Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said.

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