Japan attempts to stem surge in Covid cases linked to US military bases

Posted by on January 7, 2022 11:09 am
Categories: Global Stories

Limits on restaurant opening times imposed in Okinawa and parts of Hiroshima and Yamaguchi

Japan is to introduce limits on bar and restaurant opening times in three areas in an attempt to stem a surge in coronavirus cases that has been linked to US military bases.

The measures – officially described as a quasi-state of emergency – will go into effect from Sunday until the end of the month in Okinawa, home to more than half of the US service personnel based in Japan, and parts of the western prefectures of Hiroshima and Yamaguchi, which also host American troops.

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