Japan to tighten anti-COVID measures ahead of Olympic Games

Japanese government is planning to allow Osaka, Hyogo and Miyagi prefectures to tighten their anti-COVID restrictions with just four months before the Tokyo Olympics, reported Kyodo News Agency on Thursday. The areas have witnessed a resurgence of infections in past weeks.

These measures include shortening business hours and asking people to work from home and refrain from activities like karaoke. 

Osaka Governor Hirofumi Yoshimura proposed that Olympic torch relay should skip the region where coronavirus cases are spiking.

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