The national government announced it would implement the ‘mann-enn boushi to juten sochi’ strict COVID-19 control program to Fukuoka and four other prefectures between 2 and 31. The governor of Fukuoka, Seitaro Hattori, responded to the news and explained that a task force meeting would be held on Jul. 30. Details of the new restrictions will be announced shortly after the sessions. Source: NHK / Nikkei
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