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Japan to extend state of emergency in Tokyo

Tokyo: The Japanese government may extend the state of emergency imposed in and around Tokyo. A local newspaper reported this citing according to a top govt official .

Last month, the Japanese government expanded emergency restrictions to cover about 80% of its population till Sept 12th . As per reports, the state of emergency will be extended by two weeks in Tokyo and neighbouring Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba prefectures.

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Japan is battling its fifth and biggest wave of Covid-19 cases, driven by the highly infectious Delta variant. On Friday, new daily nationwide cases hit 16,729, with 63 deaths.


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