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Japan does not rule out the complete abolition of the state of emergency

17.03.2021 32 просмотров

The Japanese authorities are considering the option of completely abolishing the state of emergency.


The Japanese government, led by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, has begun considering the possibility of completely lifting the state of emergency imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic and continuing to operate in the capital region, where about 36 million people live. The Nikkei business newspaper reported this on Wednesday.

Now the state of emergency is in effect in Tokyo and the adjacent prefectures of Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba until at least March 21. It is noted that the government intends to make a final decision on this issue on March 18, after hearing the opinions of experts.

The state of emergency in a number of regions of Japan was introduced on January 7 for a period of a month. The government then extended it in ten prefectures until March 7th. In total, about 70 million people live in these areas, which is more than half of the population of Japan. At the end of February, the Japanese government canceled the state of emergency in six out of ten prefectures ahead of schedule, but left it in the capital region, where about 36 million people live. It is expected that in the event of a favorable epidemic situation, the state of emergency there will be canceled on March 21.

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