Japan PM Suga declares state of COVID-19 emergency in Tokyo

FILE PHOTO: Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga attends a news conference on Japan's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at his official residence in Tokyo, Japan, June 17, 2021. REUTERS/Issei Kato/Pool

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga formally declared on Thursday a state of emergency in Tokyo, putting restrictions aimed at curbing coronavirus infections in place through August 22.

(Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto, Kiyoshi Takenaka and Ju-min Park; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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