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Coronavirus: Japan extends non-resident foreigner ban to February-end; Singapore’s Covid-19 level ‘very high’, US says

Japan will extend its border measures until the end of February, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday, as virus cases surge after the country kept infections low for months.Spooked by the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, the government in December reintroduced a ban on new entry by non-resident foreigners, initially for a one-month period. Kishida told national broadcaster NHK on Sunday that he would remain cautious, because the variant is not yet fully understood.After keeping…

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