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State of emergency in Japan extended as Olympics loom

Kim Kyung-Hoon, Reuters

Posted at May 08 2021 11:20 AM

State of emergency in Japan extended as Olympics loom

People wearing protective face masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic walk past closed shops in Asakusa district in Tokyo, Japan on Friday. The Japanese government decided Friday to expand the COVID-19 state of emergency to include Aichi and Fukuoka prefectures and extend it to May 31 in an effort to bring down infections and ease the strain on hospitals.