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Japan declares state of emergency in Tokyo, other regions

Philip Fong, AFP

Posted at Apr 23 2021 10:22 PM

Japan declares state of emergency in Tokyo, other regions

A staff member wearing a face shield works at a restaurant along the Omoide Yokocho alleyway in Tokyo's Shinjuku district on Friday ahead of a declaration of a new coronavirus state of emergency to cover Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo regions. The Japanese government will impose a state of emergency with stricter restrictions from April 25 to May 11 in a bid to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases three months before the Olympics.