Japan continues to experience a surge in Covid-19 cases as Tokyo reports a record high this week
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Japan continues to experience a surge in Covid-19 cases as Tokyo reports a record high this week

Tokyo experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases this weekend, with record-high 366 infected in the city, and the total number of affirmed cases has now exceeded 10,600, The Japan Times reports.

It’s the fourth consecutive day that the figure has exceeded 200, and the sixteenth successive day that the cases have surged to a triple-digit. 

At the end of March, the city had reached more than 40 cases for straight three days. After a few days, a state of emergency was announced, and a nationwide voluntary moratorium for almost two months.

The daily rise in covid-19 changed the record number cases in the nation and also in the capital this week. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has requested citizens to remain indoors and avoid unnecessary travel due to the pandemic surge.

The economic revitalization minister Yasutoshi Nishimura recommended he would urge experts to reveal the names of nightlife establishments that have not adhered to the protocol to contain the spread of the pandemic. 

PM Shinzō Abe stated that the continuing spike in cases as Japan monitors the pandemic. Abe once again requests citizens to take preventive measures to help prevent the spread of the infection throughout the 4-day holiday. 

Article CreditJapan Times/ Kyodo News

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