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Japan to ban all entry by foreigners from December 28, reports suggest

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21:35, December 26, 2020

People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk around the scrambled intersection at the Shibuya shopping district in Tokyo Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. (Photo: AP)

Japan has decided to ban all new entries of foreign nationals from December 28 to the end of January following the detection of a new variant of the coronavirus in arrivals from Britain, Japanese media reported on Saturday.

Japan reported 3,877 new cases of the coronavirus as of 8:00 p.m. local time on Saturday, taking the overall total of confirmed to 219,142, including 712 from a cruise ship, said NHK.

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