Japanese chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga has told a TV station that a new law to give governors more power to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak is necessary. Photo: KyodoJapanese chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga has told a TV station that a new law to give governors more power to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak is necessary. Photo: Kyodo
Japanese chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga has told a TV station that a new law to give governors more power to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak is necessary. Photo: Kyodo

As coronavirus cases surge, Japan looks to give local governments more authority

  • Prefectural governors have been calling for more power to be given to local governments in their fight against the Covid-19 pandemic
  • On Sunday, Tokyo reported another 188 coronavirus cases, amid rising public concern over a resurgence of the pandemic in Tokyo and elsewhere

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Japanese chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga has told a TV station that a new law to give governors more power to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak is necessary. Photo: KyodoJapanese chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga has told a TV station that a new law to give governors more power to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak is necessary. Photo: Kyodo
Japanese chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga has told a TV station that a new law to give governors more power to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak is necessary. Photo: Kyodo
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