Also see: What's it like to go out in Tokyo right now during the coronavirus pandemic. The decision affects 10 prefectures including Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto, and remains in effect until March 7. The current state of Covid emergency covering 11 prefectures could continue on after February 7. From March, free PCR tests could be conducted even on individuals showing no coronavirus symptoms. Overseas arrivals are banned from taking public transport — but there are private cars, train packages and special buses.
Japan partly ending pandemic emergency, keeps it for Tokyo
Live updates: the Covid coronavirus situation in Tokyo and Japan right now | Time Out Tokyo
TOKYO AP — The state of emergency Japan set up to curb the spread of the coronavirus will be lifted in six urban areas this weekend and remain in the Tokyo area for another week, a government minister said Friday. The emergency, which began in January, centers around asking restaurants, bars and other businesses to close at 8 p. Japan has never had a mandatory lockdown, but has managed to keep infections relatively low, with deaths related to COVID at about 7, people. Yasutoshi Nishimura, the minister in charge of pandemic measures, told a special government panel that the emergency will be lifted in Aichi, Gifu, Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo in central Japan, and in southwestern Fukuoka. Tokyo and surrounding Saitama, Chiba and Kanagawa prefectures are to continue to observe the emergency until March 7, although an official decision has not yet been announced.
Live updates: the Covid-19 coronavirus situation in Tokyo and Japan right now
By Linda Sieg , Kaori Kaneko. Abe said he would begin work on a second extra budget and as part of the economic stimulus, the government would take more steps to ease corporate funding strains, if needed. Economists said normalisation would be gradual as the government keeps a wary eye on the possibility of a second wave of infections, as seen in countries such as South Korea and China.
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