My area of Japan is having restrictions lifted. Hopefully things will be soon back to normal.
“Having analyzed and evaluated the infection situation at this point, it is deemed appropriate to lift the state of emergency in Kyoto, Osaka and Hyogo prefectures,” Nishimura said Thursday morning.
One of the key thresholds for rescinding the emergency declaration is whether the total number of newly infected patients in a week falls to 0.5 or below per 100,000 people. The three prefectures in the Kansai region reached that goal through Wednesday, according to data compiled by public broadcaster NHK, recording rates of 0.15 in Osaka, 0.04 in Hyogo and 0.04 in Kyoto.