Japan expands ban on visitors as COVID-19 cases climb

TOKYO: Japan will bar visitors from the United States, China and most of Europe, the prime minister said Wednesday (Apr 1) as the country seeks to stem a recent rise in coronavirus cases. The entry ban, which will also apply to Australia, Britain, South Korea and many...

Japan ‘not planning’ a coronavirus emergency but entry bans loom

TOKYO: Japan has no plan to declare a state of emergency from April, its top government spokesman said on Monday (Mar 30), seeking to dispel mounting fears a recent spike in coronavirus cases could lead to a first-ever lockdown of the capital, Tokyo. As the number of...