Japan marks year’s 1st day of work as COVID cases remain high

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Japan’s central and local governments, alongside many businesses, marked the year’s first day of work Wednesday as the country refrained from implementing travel restrictions despite a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases.

As of Tuesday, nationwide daily COVID-19 figures stood at around 90,000, with Japan strengthening its entry restrictions for travelers from China which has seen virus cases surge since it abandoned its strict “zero-COVID” policy.

“Everyone is exhausted from working for about three years on coronavirus measures on top of our usual work,” said an official from the Ministry of ...

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