WORLD Virus emergency extended in Tokyo months before Olympics: PM

WORLD

Virus emergency extended in Tokyo months before Olympics: PM

AFP

16:46, May 07, 2021

Sebastian Coe, the president of World Athletics, an internationally governing organization for the sport of athletics, speaks as he visits Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike for a talk in Tokyo on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Photo: AP)

A virus state of emergency in Tokyo and other parts of Japan was extended on Friday, less than three months before the Olympics, with restrictions also imposed in two more regions as infections surge.

The emergency measures, less strict than blanket lockdowns in other countries, had been due to end on May 11 but will now continue until the end of the month, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said.

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