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Japan extends COVID entry ban until end of February

Kishida aims to speed up boosters versus omicron; SDF to open jab centers again

Japan will keep its borders closed for the time being due to worries about the omicron variant of COVID.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Tuesday announced an extension of a ban on new foreign arrivals as the government tries to stop the spread of the highly transmissible omicron COVID-19 variant.

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