The Olympic rings float in the water near Odaiba island in Tokyo. Photo: AP The Olympic rings float in the water near Odaiba island in Tokyo. Photo: AP
The Olympic rings float in the water near Odaiba island in Tokyo. Photo: AP

Delta coronavirus variant surges in Japan, Olympics spike expected

  • Pandemic adviser says cases of the mutant strain are rising rapidly and that its progress suggests a new spike will occur just as the Olympics begin
  • Development comes as the Japanese government considers whether to return to a full state of emergency

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The Olympic rings float in the water near Odaiba island in Tokyo. Photo: AP The Olympic rings float in the water near Odaiba island in Tokyo. Photo: AP
The Olympic rings float in the water near Odaiba island in Tokyo. Photo: AP
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