Japan ready to take anti-coronavirus steps in timely manner, minister says
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is ready to take anti-coronavirus measures, such as issuing a state of emergency, in a timely manner, depending on the infection situation, Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Wednesday.
The southern island of Okinawa is already under a state of emergency allowing authorities to shut bars and restaurants, while a less-strigent regime allowing authorities to curtail opening hours is in place in 10 prefectures including Tokyo, host of the Olympic Games this summer.
(Reporting by Yoshifumi Takemoto, Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Peter Graff)
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