Businesses and other social activities may open in 39 prefectures of Japan. The Japanese government is expected to announce it today. The government plans to lift the state of emergency declared over the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in 39 of Japan’s 47 prefectures, officials said Wednesday, a move that could lead to the gradual resumption of restricted social and economic activities.
If you are a resident living in any of the 39 districts to be mentioned below, you may get ready to start business activities soon.
Fukuoka, Aichi, Gifu, Ibaraki, and Ishikawa are among 13 prefectures that have been designated as requiring “special caution” and are expected to see the order lifted.
However, eight others — Hokkaido, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Kyoto, Osaka and Hyogo — will likely remain under the state of emergency due to higher infection numbers.
The government had already planned to lift the state of emergency in 34 prefectures least hit by the coronavirus outbreak, as well as Ibaraki and Gifu, but later added the other three.