Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday night that the government plans to issue quasi-emergencies measures for 13 prefectures where the omicron variant of the coronavirus is increasing as nationwide cases hit a record 30,000.
The 13 prefectures are: Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Gunma, Niigata, Gifu, Aichi, Mie, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Nagasaki and Kagawa.
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