Tokyo seeks travel curbs as new infections tops 100 for third day, says NHK

Tokyo seeks journey curbs as new infections tops 100 for third day, says NHK

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike on Saturday urged residents of the Japanese capital to not journey past its borders as new coronavirus infections topped 100 for a 3rd day, public broadcaster NHK reported.

FILE PHOTO: A girl carrying a protecting face masks walks in a procuring district, amid the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo,​​ Japan, July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Tokyo confirmed 131 new circumstances of infections of the coronavirus on Saturday, NHK stated.

Instances in Tokyo have risen to a two-month excessive, pushed by the unfold of the virus within the capital’s evening spots. Of Saturday’s tally, 100 had been folks of their 20s and 30s, Kyodo information company stated, citing Koike.

Tokyo on Friday reported 124 new circumstances, up from 107 the day earlier than, partly attributable to elevated testing amongst night-life employees within the Shinjuku and Ikebukuro districts.

Regardless of the three-day string of excessive infections, Japan Economic system Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura stated the federal government was not planning to reintroduce a state of emergency, telling a information convention it’s taking a look at total situations, together with the capability of medical system, when deciding the necessity for the emergency.

Curbs on motion pushed the world’s third-biggest financial system right into a recession within the first quarter, with a deeper contraction anticipated within the April-June interval.

Japan’s an infection charges stay far under these of many different

nations, however the current rise in circumstances and the potential of

renewed restrictions have put authorities and companies on


Reporting by Junko Fujita; Enhancing by William Mallard