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Japan requests 3 prefectures enact measures to curb COVID-19 surge

TOKYO (Reuters) – A Japanese government panel put forward a formal request on Friday to declare quasi-emergency measures to stem a surge in coronavirus cases.

The measures would affect the southern prefecture of Okinawa and the western prefectures of Hiroshima and Yamaguchi, lasting from Jan. 9 until the end of the month.

(Reporting by Rocky Swift; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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