Japan expands Covid state of emergency to four more areas

Measures in Tokyo also extended until 31 August, after the Olympics and well into the Paralympics

Japan has expanded its coronavirus state of emergency to four more areas beyond Tokyo after record increases in infections while the capital hosts the Olympics Games.

The country’s prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, declared an emergency in Saitama, Kanagawa and Chiba near Tokyo and in the western city of Osaka, effective from Monday until 31 August.

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