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Japan PM Suga announces state of emergency for Tokyo area until Feb. 7

Coronavirus disease pandemic in Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Thursday declared a state of emergency for Tokyo and three adjacent prefectures to combat a rise in coronavirus infections.

The emergency state would take effect on Friday and run through Feb. 7, he said at the start of a government task force meeting on COVID-19 countermeasures.

(Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim and Tetsushi Kajimoto)

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