Japan declares state of emergency for Tokyo area amid COVID-19 outbreak
Published: Jan 07, 2021 04:50 PM

A large screen in Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday reminds of “social distancing.” Japan’s daily COVID-10 infections rose to 6,004 cases, topping 6,000 for the first time since the outbreak last year, Japanese media reported, based on official data a day ahead of an expected state of emergency declaration for the Tokyo area. Photo: VCG

Japan declared a state of emergency for capital Tokyo and three surrounding prefectures, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Thursday. 
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