Japan to lift COVID emergency steps

The move is intended to rejuvenate the economy as COVID-19 infections slow.



September 28, 2021 - 9:12 AM

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga Photo by Wikipedia.org

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government announced today that the coronavirus state of emergency will end this week to help rejuvenate the economy as infections slow.

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said the emergency will end Thursday and virus restrictions will be eased gradually “in order to resume daily lives despite the presence of the virus.” He said the government will create more temporary COVID-19 treatment facilities and continue vaccinations to prepare for any future resurgence.

“Our fight against the coronavirus is now entering a new phase,” Suga said. “Finally, we can see social and economic activities starting to normalize.” 

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