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Japan may lift coronavirus emergency before march 7

Japan may lift coronavirus emergency before march 7

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The government has started considering lifting its fresh state of emergency over the novel coronavirus for three prefectures where the infection situation is improving - Aichi and Gifu in central Japan, and Fukuoka in southwestern Japan. The government is preparing to make some changes to its basic response plan according to the revised special measures legislation. It is set to take effect on Saturday. Government officials plan to make a decision on the matter after hearing from the experts on Friday. The government has extended the state of emergency, which was declared last month for 11 of the country's 47 prefectures and was slated to run until Sunday, for one month to March 7 for 10 of the 11, while the measure was lifted for Tochigi Prefecture, eastern Japan, as initially sc...