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Delta coronavirus variant surges in Japan, Olympics spike expected

With just over three weeks before the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympic Games, the Japanese capital is witnessing a surge in cases of the Delta variant of the coronavirus – a situation described by one government adviser as “very, very worrying”.The number of new cases recorded in Tokyo on Wednesday came to 714, up 95 from one week earlier and above the 700 threshold for the first time since May 26. The daily tally for the week came to 508.4, up more than 20 per cent from the previous week…

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