URGENT: Sapporo eyes temporary exit from travel subsidy program

Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido and its capital are arranging to accept a halt of new bookings for Sapporo under the state-run “Go To Travel” subsidy program given a high number of coronavirus cases there, local government sources said Monday.The policy came as Japan reported more than 2,000 new cases of the coronavirus for a fifth straight day on Sunday. Hokkaido has recently seen a spike in new daily infections, topping 300 for the first time last Friday.

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