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Suga apologizes for declaring another state of emergency in Japan

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday apologized for the decision to declare a state of emergency in four prefectures — Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo — in response to another surge in novel coronavirus infections.

“I sincerely apologize for causing trouble to many people again,” Suga said at a press conference at the Prime Minister’s Office on Friday evening.

“We will work to ensure that each municipality completes two doses of the vaccine by the end of July,” Suga said, referring to the vaccination of people aged 65 and older.

The prime minister also expressed his intention to allow dentists to administer vaccine injections to secure enough personnel for inoculations. “To ensure that as many people as possible receive the vaccinations promptly, we are prepared to do everything we can,” he said.

Published : April 24, 2021

By : The Japan News/ANN