State of emergency broadened in Japan after rise in COVID-19 cases

Foreign Media (DM) | Published: 6:32 PM May 14 2021
World State of emergency broadened in Japan after rise in COVID-19 cases

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Friday that a state of emergency was being extended to a broader area due to a rapid rise of coronavirus cases in those regions.

But he added that holding a "safe and secure" Olympic games was possible if tight preventive measures were implemented that would keep ordinary Japanese from coming into contact with those arriving in connection with the Games.

The Olympics, postponed for a year due to the pandemic, are set to start on 23 July.

Foreign Media (DM) | Published: 6:32 PM May 14 2021

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