URGENT: Japan expands virus emergency one week into Olympics
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Tokyo, Japan | AFP
Japan on Friday extended a virus emergency in Tokyo and expanded the measure to four more regions as it battles a surge in infections a week into the pandemic-postponed Olympics.
“We will issue a state of emergency for Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa and Osaka,” Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said, adding that measures in place in Tokyo and southern Okinawa will now run until August 31.
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