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Japan's capital region may extend state of emergency

03.03.2021 38 просмотров

The Japanese authorities are considering the possibility of extending the state of emergency in the capital.

The Japanese government has begun considering the possibility of extending the state of emergency in the capital region, introduced due to the situation with the spread of the new coronavirus. Yoshihide Suga, the Prime Minister, told reporters on Wednesday.

“We are currently considering extending the state of emergency for two weeks - there is an opinion that this is necessary to protect health and life. our citizens," he said. We are talking about extending the state of emergency in the prefectures of Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba, which should end on March 7, for another two weeks. Yoshihide Suga emphasized that the final decision will be made on the basis of relevant recommendations from experts and specialists from relevant departments.

The state of emergency in a number of regions of Japan was introduced on January 7 for a period of a month. Then the government extended it in ten prefectures of the country until March 7. 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 due to coronavirus ahead of schedule in six of the country's ten prefectures, but left it in the capital region, where about 36 million people live.

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