Japan to halt domestic travel campaign in areas of high virus cases

 

TOKYO —Japan said it will suspend a domestic travel campaign in areas where coronavirus infections are especially high as cases in the capital Tokyo hit a record high on Saturday.

The partial suspension of the domestic travel campaign marks a change in direction for the government, which was holding back on curtailing a domestic travel subsidy program.

“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.

Suga has been attempting a balancing act of revitalizing Japan’s hard-hit economy while keeping the spread of the coronavirus under control. H…

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