Tokyo reports 1,592 new coronavirus infections

Japan expanded a state of emergency in the capital area

  
People wearing protective masks, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, leave a restaurant street before 8 PM, the time the government asks restaurants and bars to close by in Tokyo, Japan, January 15, 2021.

People wearing protective masks, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, leave a restaurant street before 8 PM, the time the government asks restaurants and bars to close by in Tokyo, Japan, January 15, 2021.

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TOKYO - Tokyo reported 1,592 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, its government said.

Japan expanded a state of emergency in the capital area to seven more prefectures on Wednesday to stem a surge in COVID-19 infections.

(Reporting by Stanley White; Editing by Himani Sarkar) ((stanley.white@tr.com; +81 (0)3 4563 2799; twitter.com/stanleywhite1 ;))

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