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Faced with rising numbers of coronavirus cases and a growing shortage of hospital beds, the leaders of the Kansai region have declared a state of emergency for the New Year’s period.

The announcement on Saturday came just a few days after Osaka Prefecture announced its own state of emergency and called on the Self-Defense Forces to dispatch nurses to handle the growing number of seriously ill COVID-19 patients.

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