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Japan reports biggest one-day jump in cases in two weeks, raising fears of second wave

Japan reported 63 new coronavirus cases and seven new deaths on Thursday — the biggest one-day jump in infections since May 14. Of the new cases on Thursday, 21 came from the southern city of Kitakyushu. The city had reported zero new infections for 23 days — then it saw its numbers spike again, raising […]

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Japan lifts state of emergency in 3 prefectures

Japan on Thursday lifted the state of emergency in three prefectures: Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo. The state of emergency — enacted to curb the spread of coronavirus — remains in place for five hardest-hit regions, including Tokyo and Hokkaido. The government will convene on Monday to decide whether to lift the order in those places The government had imposed a nationwide state

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Japan prime minister calls on citizens to avoid nightlife entertainment spots

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on citizens to refrain from visiting nightlife entertainment venues as the country sees increasing spikes in coronavirus infections. Speaking at a meeting of the national coronavirus task force on Saturday, Abe asked people to avoid going to evening spots such as nightclubs and bars and follow the social distancing

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Tokyo hits another record high in new cases amid growing Japan epidemic

At least 1,338 cases of the novel coronavirus have been recorded in Tokyo, after a rise of 144 new infections in Japan’s capital on Wednesday — the largest increase yet in a single day. Across the country, at least 5,480 people have been infected with the virus, including 712 cases linked to the Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined in Yokohama in

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