Japan Extends State Of Emergency Until 31st May (COVID-19 Updates)

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced today that Japan's government will extend its nationwide State of Emergency until 31st May as an effort to contain Covid-19.     The State of Emergency that was initially declared on April 7 and applicable for only 6 regions such as Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa, Saitama, Osaka, Hyogo, Fukuoka but later extended it nationwide as Covid-19 cases were rapidly increasing. Up to this date, there are 15,084 confirmed cases reported nationwide with Tokyo's confirmed cases being 4,568 cases.     During State of Emergency, everyone is encouraged to stay at home and limit outings for essential tasks such as going to work, supermarkets, or pharmacy. Restaurants and shops are also requested to be closed or implement measures to help stop the spread of Covid-19. Travelers from outside Japan are also not allowed to enter Japan until entry-ban is lifted. To understand more about Japan's State of Emergency read our quick guide on Facebook!    

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