The current state of emergency in effect for Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo will be extended to May 31
Aichi and Fukuoka prefectures will be added to state of emergency declarations
Japan’s economy minister Nishimura says the government will seek the extension and additions. He is trying to soften the blow of further restrictions in Japan.
- He will continue with the request that bars, karaoke venues serving alcohol, will stay closed.
- Ask people to continue to avoid unnecessary trips outside
The vaccination rollout in Japan is one of the developed world’s slowest.