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Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Monday that the government has no intention to request that people refrain from traveling to their hometowns or elsewhere during the upcoming Obon holidays — despite the spread of the novel coronavirus in many parts of the country.

“We are not asking people to refrain across the board. We are just asking them to be very cautious,” said Suga, the government’s top spokesman.

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