Japan to expand special COVID-19 measures to four more prefectures: NHK

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Yokohama

TOKYO (Reuters) – The Japanese government has decided to put four more prefectures including Kanagawa, next to Tokyo, under a quasi-state of emergency, bringing the number of prefectures targetted for COVID-19 prevention to 10, public broadcaster NHK said on Thursday.

Six prefectures including Tokyo and Osaka are already under the quasi-state of emergency.

(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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