Fireworks have lit up skies across Japan in surprise displays to lift spirits during the Covid-19 pandemic. The shows were held at secret locations, each lasting five minutes. Organisers set a time limit for the displays to avoid crowds gathering. Initially, they said the time and date of the event would not be revealed but later reversed course. Filling the skies with a burst of light, the fireworks lasted long enough for people who did not know about it in advance to view them from the street or their homes.
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