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Japan Facing Coronavirus Wave Larger than Summer's: Minister

Japan Facing Coronavirus Wave Larger than Summer's: Minister

   Tokyo, Nov. 17 (Jiji Press)--Japan is facing another wave of novel coronavirus infections that seems to be larger than this summer's second wave, economic revitalization minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said Tuesday.
   "I'm really having a stronger sense of caution," the minister in charge of the government's coronavirus response told a meeting of the House of Councillors Cabinet Committee.
   Asked whether the current coronavirus situation in the country can be described as the "Stage 3" phase, where spikes in new cases are putting extra loads on the regional medical systems and more stringent anti-infection measures are required, Nishimura said, "No prefectural governor has made that assessment."
   Then he reiterated that the government's Go To stimulus campaigns will go on.

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