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The end of the national state of emergency for the coronavirus in Osaka, Kyoto, and Hyogo on Thursday and the possible lifting of it in greater Tokyo on Monday has two other prefectures between Kanto and Kansai asking residents to continue to refrain from unnecessary interprefectural travel.

“I want everyone to be strict about refraining from unnecessary travel back and forth to other prefectures,” Aichi Gov. Hideaki Omura said Thursday. He added that people should take special care to avoid going to Kanto and Kansai, where there are higher numbers of infections.

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