Japan to lift state of emergency for nine prefectures including Tokyo -NHK
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will lift the state of emergency on June 20 for nine prefectures including Tokyo and Osaka, public broadcaster NHK reported on Wednesday, adding the government will instead introduce "quasi-emergency" in seven of those prefectures.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga earlier told reporters the decision would be made on Thursday.
(Reporting by Takashi Umekawa, Editing by Andrew Heavens)
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