Coronavirus: Japan expands state of emergency; New Zealand tightens travel restrictions

Jan 12, 2021 | INVESTING

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Tuesday told a meeting of ruling party executives that he would declare a state of emergency for the three western prefectures of Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo to stem the spread of Covid-19, Kyodo news reported.Suga on Sunday said the three prefectures were “in a tense situation” and that the government was “ready to respond immediately if necessary”.A state of emergency last Friday took effect for Tokyo and the neighbouring prefectures of Chiba, Kanagawa and…

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