Japan's Suga extends state of emergency to March 7
Shorter restaurant hours help cut infections but hospitals remain under stress
Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Feb. 2 said the state of emergency will be extended in 10 prefectures, including Tokyo, to March 7 . (Photo by Arisa Moriyama)
TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Tuesday said the state of emergency in 10 prefectures, including Tokyo, will be extended by a month to March 7.
The extension will not cover Tochigi Prefecture, where the number of new infections is judged to have dropped sufficiently.
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