Japan is ramping up COVID-19 restrictions as omicron cases surge

Posted by on January 21, 2022 1:16 am
Categories: US National Stories

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus walk on a street lined with bars and restaurants in Tokyo on Jan. 19, 2022.

While many Japanese adults are fully vaccinated, few have gotten a booster shot, which has been a vital protection from the highly contagious omicron variant.

(Image credit: Koji Sasahara/AP File Photo)

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