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Japan to lift coronavirus alert in Tokyo and all areas

TOKYO — Japan is set to lift the coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and four other prefectures still on alert, ending seven weeks of economic restrictions and ushering in an uncertain “new normal” on Monday.

Yasutoshi Nishimura, Abe’s minister in charge of the coronavirus response, on Monday asked the expert panel on COVID-19 if the lifting of the emergency is feasible. The panel said yes. The government’s task force will finalize the decision later in the day.

“The experts recognized that it is no longer necessary to implement emergency measures in all prefectures, and the declaration of the cancellation

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Japan poised to lift coronavirus alert in Tokyo and all areas Monday

TOKYO — Japan is leaning toward lifting the coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and four other prefectures still on alert, ending seven weeks of economic restrictions and ushering in an uncertain “new normal” on Monday.

Although the country of 126 million has recorded over 16,000 infections and 800 deaths since the pandemic began, it has avoided a devastating outbreak like those seen in the U.S. and elsewhere. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government called off the emergency in most regions earlier this month, and it is poised to do so for Tokyo and nearby Kanagawa and Saitama prefectures, as well

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Japan looks to lift emergency declaration in most regions

TOKYO (Kyodo) — The government is considering lifting the state of emergency declaration in most Japanese prefectures this month over the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Sunday, although it will keep urging caution in Tokyo and some other areas.

Out of the nation’s 47 prefectures, the government is looking to end the declaration in 34 as early as Thursday if they meet certain conditions such as seeing fewer infections every week and having sufficient medical and monitoring systems, the officials said.

A government panel of experts on communicable diseases is expected to meet Thursday and assess the current situation.

“We’re eyeing

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Coronavirus latest: Pakistan to lift lockdown due to economic strain

The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

Global cases have reached 3,595,662, according to the World Health Organization.

The worldwide death toll has hit 247,652.

To see how the disease has spread, view our virus tracker charts:


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Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Thursday, May 7

9:40 p.m. Pakistan intends to lift its lockdown this Saturday, Prime Minister Imran Khan reveals, explaining that worsening economic conditions drove the decision. “We are a developing country and we can’t afford to

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