• Jiji


The government will prioritize providing British drugmaker AstraZeneca PLC’s COVID-19 vaccine to six prefectures under the latest coronavirus state of emergency, the minister in charge of the country’s vaccine rollout has said.

The state of emergency is set to run through Aug. 31 in Tokyo and Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Osaka and Okinawa prefectures.

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