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Japan to extend COVID-19 state of emergency

Tokyo and nine other prefectures to remain on high alert for another month

With daily new infections still high in Tokyo, restaurants have been requested to close at 8 p.m.

TOKYO -- The Japanese government is planning to extend its COVID-19 state of emergency that is set to expire on Feb. 7 for another month to March 7 for all prefectures currently covered except one, Nikkei has learned.

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