Visitors wearing face masks wait to offer prayers at a shrine in Tokyo on Monday. Japan saw a spike in coronavirus cases over the year-end period. Photo: Reuters Visitors wearing face masks wait to offer prayers at a shrine in Tokyo on Monday. Japan saw a spike in coronavirus cases over the year-end period. Photo: Reuters
Visitors wearing face masks wait to offer prayers at a shrine in Tokyo on Monday. Japan saw a spike in coronavirus cases over the year-end period. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus Japan: Tokyo braces for fresh state of emergency as cases spike

  • Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has so far held off on declaring another emergency as it could slow his push to keep Japan’s economy going
  • But business owners in Tokyo said they were preparing for the worst as thousands of new cases were reported over the year-end period

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Visitors wearing face masks wait to offer prayers at a shrine in Tokyo on Monday. Japan saw a spike in coronavirus cases over the year-end period. Photo: Reuters Visitors wearing face masks wait to offer prayers at a shrine in Tokyo on Monday. Japan saw a spike in coronavirus cases over the year-end period. Photo: Reuters
Visitors wearing face masks wait to offer prayers at a shrine in Tokyo on Monday. Japan saw a spike in coronavirus cases over the year-end period. Photo: Reuters
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