Japanese government considering Tokyo area business suspension requests

Japanese government considering Tokyo area business suspension requests

The government may ask Tokyo and its neighboring prefectures of Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba to make business suspension requests depending on the extent of the new coronavirus outbreak there.
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Japan urges urbanites to tour country, sparking fear of virus’s spread in countryside

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A central government campaign to spur domestic tourism has drawn both enthusiasm and ire, with some social media users telling urbanites to stay away from rural areas.
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Two U.S. bases in Okinawa on lockdown with 62 coronavirus cases confirmed

U.S. forces told the Okinawa government the cases were confirmed between Tuesday and Saturday at U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma and Camp Hansen.
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Tokyo reports 206 new COVID-19 cases, topping 200 for four straight days for first time ever

The capital also reported 206 cases on Saturday, accounting for more than half of the total of 383 new cases across Japan for the day.
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