Japan reportedly to end state of emergency in five prefectures at the end of the month

Kyodo News reports on the matter

This will apply to the prefectures of Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Aichi, and Gifu – most of which were already anticipated since last week. Tokyo will likely have to wait until 7 March before its state of emergency is lifted but there’s still some debate on that before a formal decision is announced by the Japanese government this Friday.