Report: new Tokyo state of emergency mulled as infection rates rise

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Japanese authorities are considering another state of emergency for Tokyo amid rising numbers of coronavirus cases, Kyodo news agency reported on Wednesday with less than three weeks until the start of the Olympics. Kyodo also said officials were mulling having all Olympic events within the city limits behind closed doors. Tokyo officials reported 920 new cases within 24 hours on Wednesday, the most in a day since the 1,010 new infections on May 13. The rising infection rates are fuelling concerns among many people who fear that the Games could become a superspreader event. Organizers, however…

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