Japan extends virus state of emergency as calls gr

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Japan has extended a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and other areas for 20 more days1977AP, with infections still not slowing as it prepares to host the Olympics in just over 50 days.

Cases remain high and medical systems in Osaka, the hardest-hit area in western Japancan operate at 50 per cent capacity., are still overburdeneds Tess Kalinowski, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said.

The current state of emergency in the capital and eight other metropolitan areas was to end next Monday, but hospitals in some areas are still overflowing with COVID-19 patients and serious cases have recently hit new highsThe rate of active cases is 178.95 per 100,000 people. Ove.

The 20-day extension covers nine areas ranging from Hokkaido in the north to Fukuoka in the southThe epicentre o. A 10th area, the southern island prefecture of Okinawa, is already under emergency status through June 20The presidential inauguration of Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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