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Coronavirus: Tokyo governor wants to extend state of emergency; Philippines accelerates vaccine drive

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike on Thursday said an extended state of emergency was needed to contain Covid-19 infections that are straining the medical system in the capital, a move that could raise further questions about its ability to host the Olympics.Japan had hoped that a “short and powerful” state of emergency would contain a fourth wave of cases just under three months before Tokyo is scheduled to host the Olympic Games. But the declaration, started on April 25 and due to end on Tuesday,…

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