A closed domestic flight terminal at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. The Japanese government has tried to reduce traffic across the country during the Golden Week holidays. Photo: EPA

Okinawa asks Golden Week tourists to stay away over coronavirus concerns

  • Governor Denny Tamaki is worried the 60,000 people expected to head for the prefecture will cause a surge in imported Covid-19 cases
  • Local travel companies agree with his stance, despite some already going bankrupt as the pandemic hits travel
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A closed domestic flight terminal at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. The Japanese government has tried to reduce traffic across the country during the Golden Week holidays. Photo: EPA
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