Japan May Keep COVID-19 State Of Emergency Only In Metropolitan Areas - Reports
Muhammad Irfan 6 days ago Tue 23rd February 2021 | 11:20 AM
TOKYO (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 23rd February, 2021) Japan may scrap a pandemic-linked state of emergency in six prefectures ahead of schedule, leaving it in place only in metropolitan areas, media reported on Tuesday.
The state of emergency is currently in place in 10 prefectures until March 7.
The state of emergency involves shorter operating hours for restaurants, movie theaters, entertainment venues and some shops, a ban on public events and switch of 70 percent of employees to remote work. Under the current restrictions, schools remain open.