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Japan puts Osaka, 2 other areas under virus semi-emergency

Japan puts Osaka, 2 other areas under virus semi-emergency

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Japan has designated Osaka and two other areas for new virus control steps as infections in those areas rise less than four months before the Tokyo OlympicsBy MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated PressApril 1, 2021, 10:10 AM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleTOKYO -- Japan designated Osaka and two other areas for new virus control steps on Thursday as infections in those areas rise less than four months before the Tokyo Olympics.Osaka, neighboring Hyogo and Miyagi in the north have had sharp increases in daily cases since early March, soon after Japan scaled down its partial and non-binding state of emergency that began in January. Japan lifted the state of emergency in the Tokyo area on March 21, fully ending the measures aimed at slowing the coronavirus and relieving pre...