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Japan to downgrade legal status of COVID-19 to seasonal influenza

First Omicron case detected in Japan

Japan on Thursday decided to officially downgrade the legal status of COVID-19 to the same category of seasonal influenza, with the new status coming into effect on May 8.    The move comes as the health ministry endorsed the government’s plan to recategorize COVID-19 and downgrade its legal status to …

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