Suga Aims to Start COVID-19 Vaccinations in Japan in Mid-Feb.

Tokyo, Feb. 2 (Jiji Press)--Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Tuesday expressed a wish to start COVID-19 vaccinations in Japan in mid-February.

Vaccinations for elderly people are expected to begin in April, Suga told a news conference after the government decided a one-month extension of the coronavirus state of emergency for Tokyo and nine other prefectures until March 7.

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