Tokyo daily coronavirus cases hit record as state of emergency looms

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Wed, 2021-01-06 07:36

TOKYO: Tokyo reported a record 1,591 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, as Japan’s government faces increasing pressure from health experts to impose a strict state of emergency for the greater metropolitan area.
Rising infections have driven the Tokyo and surrounding areas to the highest level of a four-stage alert, prompting regional governors to urge for a declaration of emergency that Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is expected to announce on Thursday.

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