People walk in the rain in Tokyo’s Asakusa area on Sunday ahead of the scheduled lifting of the coronavirus state of emergency. Photo: Kyodo
People walk in the rain in Tokyo’s Asakusa area on Sunday ahead of the scheduled lifting of the coronavirus state of emergency. Photo: Kyodo
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Coronavirus: Japan ends its state of emergency in Tokyo region

  • Local authorities will continue to ask restaurants and bars to close early until the end of March, pushing back the time by an hour to 9pm
  • Health minister Norihisa Tamura said the government was also considering requiring all inbound travellers to undergo tests for new variants of the coronavirus

People walk in the rain in Tokyo’s Asakusa area on Sunday ahead of the scheduled lifting of the coronavirus state of emergency. Photo: Kyodo
People walk in the rain in Tokyo’s Asakusa area on Sunday ahead of the scheduled lifting of the coronavirus state of emergency. Photo: Kyodo
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