Struggling With Third Wave Of Infections, Japan Extends State Of Emergency

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A woman wearing a face mask cycles past closed souvenir shops near Sensoji Temple, normally a popular tourist destination, on Feb. 2 in Tokyo. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced a one-month extension to the state of emergency across much of the country.

Japan is extending the state of emergency for one more month. The move comes despite a mounting toll on the economy and the threat of bumping up against the country's Summer Olympics preparations.

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