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Japan plans to declare quasi-emergency against Covid-19 in 3 prefectures: PM

Japan plans to declare quasi-emergency against Covid-19 in 3 prefectures: PM

Tokyo, Jan 6 (UNI/Xinhua) Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Thursday that the government plans to declare a quasi-state of emergency for Okinawa, Yamaguchi and Hiroshima prefectures, as requested by their governors amid rising concerns over the spread of the Omicron variant.
The governors attributed surging COVID-19 cases to the spread of the Omicron strain at U.S. military bases.
The Japanese prime minister said a final decision will be announced on Friday after consultation with experts as concern has grown about a sixth wave of COVID-19 infections in the country.

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