January 12, 2021

Asia

JAPAN: Surging caseload suggests new state of emergency is only the beginning

BY Tobias Harris

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( 3 mins) On Thursday, 7 January, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga officially declared a month-long state of emergency for Tokyo and its neighboring prefectures of Chiba, Saitama, and Kanagawa. The announcement came as the country set new records for case numbers nationwide – 7,571 new cases – and in 20 prefectures, including Tokyo, which reported 2,447 new cases, […]

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