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Japan will strengthen measures in Osaka against COVID-19

Largest city in western Japan sees rebound in cases, putting it ahead of Tokyo

Osaka Governor Hirofumi Yoshimura gave a press conference on Mar. 31 to announce tighter restrictions following an upturn in confirmed COVID-19 cases.  

TOKYO -- The Japanese government is about to designate Osaka as an area requiring stronger measures against COVID-19 after an upturn in infections, Nikkei learned on Wednesday when 599 new cases were confirmed in the prefecture.

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