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Tokyo Confirms 111 New Covid-19 Cases after Governor Urges Residents to Avoid Non-essential Travel

FILE PHOTO: Passengers wearing protective masks get off a subway train at  amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

FILE PHOTO: Passengers wearing protective masks get off a subway train at amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Tokyo reported 131 new cases the previous day, prompting Governor Yuriko Koike, who is widely expected to win Sunday's gubernatorial election, to urge residents to avoid non-urgent trips out of the capital and embrace working from home.

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  • Last Updated: July 5, 2020, 12:27 PM IST
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Tokyo confirmed 111 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, the fourth straight day that the tally of fresh cases has exceeded 100, public broadcaster NHK said.

Tokyo reported 131 new cases the previous day, prompting Governor Yuriko Koike, who is widely expected to win Sunday's gubernatorial election, to urge residents to avoid non-urgent trips out of the capital and embrace working from home.

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