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Coronavirus: Suga declares emergency in Tokyo; Malaysia sees record jump in cases

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared a state of emergency on Thursday for Tokyo and adjacent areas, trying to stem Covid-19 infections that hit a daily record in the capital.The declaration covers the capital and the surrounding prefectures of Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba, Suga said. It will be imposed from Friday until February 7.“The nationwide, rapid spread of the new coronavirus is feared to have a great impact on people’s lives and the economy. Based on that, we are issuing a…

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