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Tokyo registers 293 infections daily and is approaching 9,000 cases

The Japanese capital Tokyo registered a daily maximum of coronavirus cases with 293 infections for the fourth time in ten days this Friday, bringing the total number of infected people in the city to 8,933, as confirmed by local authorities.

The number of people infected exceeded 286 on Thursday and is part of an upward trend that began around the country shortly after the state of emergency was lifted in late May and recorded a daily national maximum of 623 cases yesterday. the highest number since the end of April.

Given this situation, the governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, decided last Wednesday to raise the medical alarm to the highest level, and urged the city’s 14 million residents not to undertake insignificant trips to another prefecture in the country.

Tokyo registers 293 infections daily and is approaching 9,000 cases
Tokyo registers 293 infections daily and is approaching 9,000 cases

Given the situation in the capital, the Japanese government was forced to exclude Tokyo from its summer tourism plans, the Minister of Transport and Tourism Akaba Kazuyoshi said on Friday. Thus, Tokyo will be outside the usual discounts for travel within the country.

Japan has registered around 22,800 cases and more than 980 deaths so far.

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