Japan lifts state of emergency in 39 prefectures

Japan lifts state of emergency in 39 prefectures

This news will be welcomed by gaming operators and pachinko halls, which should be able to reopen their doors over the coming days.

Japan.- Japan has lifted the state of emergency status in 39 of its 46 prefectures as the country looks to recover from the Covid-19 outbreak.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared today that the prefectures will open ahead of schedule, as the state of emergency was initially put in place until the end of this month.

Notably, Tokyo and Osaka will remain under the state of emergency due to their high population density giving more chance for Covid-19 to spread.

This news will be welcomed by gaming operators and pachinko halls, which should be able to reopen their doors over the coming days.

It should also help progress the country’s plans to offer three integrated resort licences which has slowed in recent months.

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