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Tokyo Olympics: record number of new coronavirus cases for Japan and host city

Follow our live coverage of day five here.Japan’s daily total of Covid-19 cases topped 9,000 for the first time on Wednesday, with a surge in infections in Tokyo casting a pall over the Olympics and putting pressure on the government of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to take stronger countermeasures.Tokyo reported 3,177 new coronavirus cases, setting an all-time high and exceeding 3,000 for the first time days after the start of the Games. The new cases on Wednesday exceeded the previous record…

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