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Japan declares new COVID-19 emergency as cloud looms over Olympics – Sydney Morning Herald

The country is struggling to contain a resurgent coronavirus pandemic just three months out from the Tokyo Olympics.



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Tokyo: Japan declared short and powerful states of emergency for Tokyo, Osaka and two other prefectures on Friday as the country struggles to contain a resurgent coronavirus pandemic just three months ahead of the Olympics.
Under a new state of emergency for April 25 to May 11, the government will require restaurants, bars, and karaoke parlours serving alcohol to close, and big sporting events to be held without spectators, Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said.
A fresh wave of COVID-19 is sweeping…

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