Japan to extend Covid-19 emergency as Olympics approach

The Odaiba waterfront in Tokyo on May 6. The city is set to re-impose a Covid-19 emergency as infections spike just months ahead of the Olympics. – AFP pic, May 7, 2021.

JAPAN will prolong a virus state of emergency in Tokyo and other regions and impose restrictions in more areas today as cases surge less than three months before the Olympics.

The emergency measures, less strict than the blanket lockdowns seen in other countries, focus on limiting commercial activity with malls closed and bars and restaurants told to shut or stop serving alcohol.

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