Japan Unveils Plan to Extend Coronavirus Emergency through May 31

Politics

Tokyo, May 4 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government said Monday that it plans to extend its nationwide state of emergency over the novel coronavirus through May 31.

A panel of experts commissioned by the government approved the extension after discussions.

The state of emergency is set to expire on Wednesday. The government declared the emergency on April 7 initially for Tokyo and six other prefectures and expanded it to the whole country nine days later.

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