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The COVID-19 state of emergency was fully lifted on Friday, making it the first time since April that the entire country is not under the measure.

The state of emergency, which covered Tokyo and 18 other prefectures, and a quasi-emergency ended Thursday following a steady decline in new cases of the coronavirus nationwide and the easing of the strain on the country’s medical system.

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