Gov’t to review next week early lifting of state of emergency – Japan Today

The Japanese government is set to review next week an early lifting of the COVID-19 state of emergency covering Tokyo and other regions, after deciding Friday to maintain it as hospitals remain under strain despite a decline in infections.

The government will decide whether areas can exit the state of emergency prior to its scheduled end on March 7 after the revised coronavirus special measures law, which will penalize businesses that do not comply with antivirus restrictions, comes into force Saturday.

Gov’t to review next week early lifting of state of emergency – Japan Today