Tokyo confirms 292 new coronavirus cases on Sunday - NHK

Tokyo could declare a state of emergency if the coronavirus situation in the Japanese capital deteriorates further

  
Staff members wearing protective face masks conduct a simulation for body temperature checks and hand sanitizing at the entrance of the Kabukiza Theatre, where Japan's stately traditional Kabuki theatre will resume on August 1 following a five-month closure due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan July 31, 2020. Picture taken July 31, 2020.

Staff members wearing protective face masks conduct a simulation for body temperature checks and hand sanitizing at the entrance of the Kabukiza Theatre, where Japan's stately traditional Kabuki theatre will resume on August 1 following a five-month closure due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan July 31, 2020. Picture taken July 31, 2020.

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TOKYO - Tokyo confirmed 292 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, after cases rose by more than 400 in the past two days, public broadcaster NHK said.

Governor Koike Yuriko said on Friday Tokyo could declare a state of emergency if the coronavirus situation in the Japanese capital deteriorates further, as debate deepened over how to respond to record increases in new infections.

(Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Christopher Cushing) ((kaori.kaneko@thomsonreuters.com; +81-3-4563-2733;))

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