Japan plans to completely lift emergency regime over COVID-19

by BERNAMA / pic by TMR FILE

TOKYO – Japanese economy minister Yasutoshi Nishimura, also in charge of coronavirus response, confirmed during a meeting of the expert council that the country’s government plans to lift the emergency regime in 19 prefectures that is in force until Sept 30.

Sputnik news agency reported that the meeting was broadcast by NHK TV channel. It was also attended by Japanese Health Minister Norihisa Tamura.

A meeting of the expert committee is to be held later in the day, during which the Japanese prime minister is expected to formally announce the decision. In the evening, a press conference of the head of government is scheduled, during which he is expected to explain the steps to be taken to prevent a new increase in the number of infections.