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Coronavirus

Japan to lift COVID emergency early except for greater Tokyo

As indicators improve, declaration to wind down at month's end in six prefectures

A sign at Osaka's bustling Umeda Station advises that a coronavirus state of emergency is in effect.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- The Japanese government plans to end its coronavirus state of emergency early in Fukuoka, Osaka, Nagoya and surrounding areas.

The declaration runs to March 7 for 10 prefectures but will now expire at the end of February for Fukuoka, Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Aichi -- home to Nagoya -- and Gifu.

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