The Japanese government is considering extending the state of emergency in Tokyo and other major cities, which was scheduled to end on May 11, the Yomiuri Shimbun said Wednesday.
Japan issued a 17-day state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo on April 25 to reverse the surge in coronavirus infections.
The Yomiuri Shimbun reported that Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga met with the Minister of Economy, the Minister of Health and other relevant ministers on Wednesday to discuss the extension, without quoting sources.
The extension of the urgent regulation will take place in less than three months before the start of the Tokyo Olympics, and there are persistent concerns about whether it can be implemented as planned.
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