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Japan declares state of emergency for Tokyo area over virus spread

Japan has declared a state of emergency over the coronavirus pandemic for Tokyo and three nearby areas as cases continued to surge

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AP | PTI  |  Tokyo 

An employee working at a retail store in Japan. Photo: Reuters
An employee wearing a mask while working at a retail store in Japan. Photo: Reuters

has declared a state of emergency over the pandemic for Tokyo and three nearby areas as cases continued to surge, hitting a daily record of 2,447 in the capital.

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga issued the declaration on Thursday at the government task force for the

The declaration kicks in Friday until February 7, and centres around asking restaurants and bars to close at 8 pm and people to stay home and not mingle in crowds.

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First Published: Thu, January 07 2021. 15:26 IST
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