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Tokyo does not plan to extend COVID measures beyond March 21

City calls for more medicines and government to mull offer of fourth vaccine dose

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike says that there is no need to extend COVID measures but that the government must remain vigilant in case the situation deteriorates. 

TOKYO -- The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Tuesday told the central government that it would not seek an extension of its COVID quasi-state of emergency beyond March 21.

Tokyo said in a letter to ministers that it did not need to extend the period, and requested the prompt supply of oral medicines and for the government to consider offering a fourth dose of vaccine.

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