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Suga considers new state of emergency for Tokyo amid Covid resurgence

Japan’s capital is battling a second wave of infections, just 200 days out from hosting the already-delayed Olympic Games

Japan’s prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, has said the government is considering declaring a state of emergency in the greater Tokyo region amid a sharp rise in coronavirus cases in and around the capital.

Suga, whose handling of the pandemic has seen his approval ratings plummet in recent weeks, has come under pressure to take action to address the recent surge in infections.

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