Japan to Add Wakayama to COVID-19 Pre-Emergency List

Politics

Tokyo, Feb. 3 (Jiji Press)--A Japanese advisory panel of experts approved on Thursday the government's plan to put Wakayama Prefecture under the COVID-19 pre-emergency stage.

Later in the day, the government is expected to formalize the plan, which calls for placing the western prefecture under the pre-emergency state from Saturday to Feb. 27.

The addition will put 35 of the country's 47 prefectures under the pre-emergency.

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