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Japan to Halth Domestic Travel Campaign in Areas with High COVID-19 Cases

Japan prime minister said they will suspend the domestic travel campaign in areas that records high cases of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Previously, the Japan government has launched a domestic travel campaign, where they will be paying half of the visitor’s travel expenses. This is to attract more tourists to boost its tourism industry.

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But recently, the domestic travel campaign will be now restricted to areas where coronavirus infection is especially high as cases in the capital Tokyo hit a record high on Saturday. They will suspend the new reservations under the Go To Travel program destined for the region.

“We will suspend new reservations under the Go To Travel program for trips destined for regions seeing a rise in coronavirus infections,” Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said.

According to the report of Reuters, Suga is attempting a work to balance the resurgence of Japan’s tough economy while preventing the spread of coronavirus. However, an expert panel on Friday recommended that the government reduce the program if there is a further increase in cases.

New coronavirus cases have continued to climb nationally. In Tokyo, the daily infection rate reached a record 539 cases on Saturday.

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