Japan suspends domestic tourism campaign as infections hit record levels

Japanese prime minister Suga Yoshihide announced on Saturday a partial pause on the country’s Go To Travel subsidy programme to boost domestic travel and tourism expenditure, as local infections climb to record levels.

Japan’s domestic tourism campaign is suspended as infections spike across the country

According to local media reports, Japan has confirmed more than 2,500 new daily cases of Covid-19. As of November 22, there were 2,514 cases.

Following advice from an expert panel on the coronavirus, convened on Friday, Suga determined that new Go to Travel reservations to regions seeing a resurgence of Covid-19 cases will be suspended. Prefectural governors will also be asked to stop issuing discount coupons for a similar campaign, Go To Eat, which is meant to encourage dining out expenditure.

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