TOKYO (JAPAN) – In a bid to curb surge in infections, Japan’s southernmost prefecture, Okinawa, has declared a state of emergency on Tuesday. The prefecture confirmed 113 cases on Tuesday, its third-highest daily tally on record, public broadcaster reported.
Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki said as part of the emergency restaurants and bars will be asked to close down by 8 p.m. Residents too will be urged to stay at home after 8, and venture out only for urgent matters.
The emergency is scheduled to last until Feb. 7.