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Japan announces the expansion of the state of emergency related to the Corona virus


Japan announced today, Sunday, the expansion of the state of emergency related to the emerging "Corona" virus to include "Hokkaido", "Okayama" and "Hiroshima" prefectures, due to the high number of daily cases of the virus.


The Japanese Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) stated that the state of emergency currently covers 9 prefectures, including the capital "Tokyo" and "Osaka" prefecture, indicating that it is scheduled to continue until May 31.


The Japanese network added that residents of Hokkaido Prefecture were urged not to go out unless it was necessary, and restaurants were asked to reduce working hours, after the northernmost province, until Saturday, recorded the largest number of cases of the virus in all parts of the country during last week.


More than 6,400 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in the country yesterday, Saturday, and 94 deaths.

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