• staff report, Kyodo


Aichi Gov. Hideaki Omura said Wednesday his prefecture will declare a state of emergency on Thursday as infections in Nagoya and its vicinity surged amid an apparent second wave of the virus.

The prefecture-wide state of emergency, to last between Thursday and Aug. 24, calls on residents not to make trips across prefectural borders, while asking them to avoid nonessential and nonurgent outings, according to Omura.

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