Japan approves new restrictions for areas hard hit by COVID

Posted by on January 7, 2022 2:13 am
Categories: US National Stories

Japan approved new restrictions on Friday to curb a sharp rise in coronavirus cases in the three most affected southwestern regions of Okinawa, Yamaguchi and Hiroshima.

Japan has undergone periods of similar restrictions over the past two years. This time, the spread of the omicron variant appears to be first hitting prefectures that house the U.S. military.

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