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Coronavirus: Japan imposes curbs in infection hotspot Osaka; Australia hits vaccine record

Quasi-emergency measures against Covid-19 officially commenced on Monday in Japan’s Osaka, Hyogo and Miyagi prefectures as part of efforts to stem a sharp resurgence in infections in the three areas.The steps, effective for one month until May 5, include fines for eateries that ignore orders to shorten operating hours and requirements for customers to wear masks when patronising establishments.The three prefectures are the first to be designated as being on the brink of a state of emergency…

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