Japan to declare COVID-19 emergency in Tokyo area from Saturday – Asahi TV

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan will declare a month-long emergency in Tokyo and surrounding areas to tackle a surge in coronavirus cases from Saturday until Feb. 7, broadcaster Asahi TV reported.

Japan’s capital recorded a record number of daily coronavirus cases on Wednesday, with at least 1,591 new infections.

(Reporting by Tim Kelly; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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