Tokyo, 2 more areas to step up virus measures as infections rebound

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The Japanese government on Friday is set to designate Tokyo and two other prefectures as requiring stronger measures to fight COVID-19 amid a resurgence in infections, less than three weeks after lifting a state of emergency. The measures, expected to include bringing forward the closing time for restaurants and bars by one hour to 8 p.m. in densely populated areas, will come into effect on Monday and last through May 5 for Kyoto and Okinawa prefectures, and May 11 for Tokyo, government officials said. Tokyo, which will stage the Olympics in less than four months, has reported more than 500 ne...

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