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Tokyo confirms 68 new coronavirus cases, record daily rise - NHK

Reuters , Sunday 29 Mar 2020
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Empty seats are seen inside a restaurant in a snow fall during the first weekend after Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike (not in picture) urged Tokyo residents to stay indoors in a bid to keep the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from spreading, at a park in Tokyo, Japan March 29, 2020.( Photo:Reuters )
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Tokyo has confirmed 68 new coronavirus cases, a record daily increase, public broadcaster NHK reported on Sunday, as the Japanese capital scrambles to prevent a jump in infections.

Japan has so far been spared a major spreading of the coronavirus that has hit Europe and North America, but authorities fear a rise in cases with no known source of infection could signal a bigger new wave.

The outbreak has infected more than 1,800 people in Japan, with 55 deaths as of Sunday afternoon, excluding 712 cases and 10 deaths from a cruise ship moored near Tokyo last month, NHK said.

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has asked the tens of millions of people in the city and surrounding regions to avoid non-essential, non-urgent outings until April 12, as the city has become the centre of Japan's coronavirus epidemic.

Of the 68 new cases in Tokyo, more than 20 are linked to a hospital in the eastern Tokyo ward of Taito, where many patients and staff have already tested positive, NHK said.

Tokyo authorities had no immediate comment on the NHK report.

 

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