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Tokyo Could Declare Emergency if Coronavirus Situation Worsens, Warns Governor

Passengers wearing protective face masks pass through the automated entranceway at a station amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan July 23, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Passengers wearing protective face masks pass through the automated entranceway at a station amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan July 23, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Imploring residents to follow health guidelines to avoid that happening, Koike said that if the situation worsened, Tokyo would have to think about issuing its own state of emergency.

  • Reuters Tokyo
  • Last Updated: July 31, 2020, 11:26 AM IST
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Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike warned on Friday that the Japanese capital could declare a state of emergency if the coronavirus situation deteriorated further, after new cases jumped by a record single-day high of 463.

"If the situation worsens, Tokyo would have to think about issuing its own state of emergency," Koike said, imploring residents to follow health guidelines to avoid that happening.

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