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TOKYO (Reuters): The Japanese capital of Tokyo raised its coronavirus alert to the highest level on Thursday (Nov 19) as its daily tally of new infections rose to a record 534 and its governor called for maximum caution as the year-end party season approaches.TOKYO (Reuters): The Japanese capital of Tokyo raised its coronavirus alert to the highest level on Thursday (Nov 19) as its daily tally of new infections rose to a record 534 and its governor called for maximum caution as the year-end party season approaches.

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Rest of World News: TOKYO: Japan reported a record number of daily coronavirus infections on Thursday, amid a worrying spike in a country that has been spared the worst o.Rest of World News: TOKYO: Japan reported a record number of daily coronavirus infections on Thursday, amid a worrying spike in a country that has been spared the worst o.

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TOKYO, Nov 19 — Japan is on “maximum alert” after logging a record number of daily coronavirus infections, the prime minister said today, though no immediate restrictions are planned. More than 2,000 cases were recorded nationwide yesterday, with nearly 500 in the capital Tokyo alone. While...TOKYO, Nov 19 — Japan is on “maximum alert” after logging a record number of daily coronavirus infections, the prime minister said today, though no immediate restrictions are planned. More than 2,000 cases were recorded nationwide yesterday, with nearly 500 in the capital Tokyo alone. While...

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Tokyo stocks ended mixed Thursday as worries about the economic fallout from a surge in coronavirus infections in the capital overshadowed optimism about progress in the development of a vaccine. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended down 93.80 points, or 0.36 percent, from Wednesday at 25,634.34. The broader Topix index…

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A record 2,201 cases were reported on Wednesday, prompting Tokyo authorities to move city to highest alert level.A record 2,201 cases were reported on Wednesday, prompting Tokyo authorities to move city to highest alert level.

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Tokyo's new coronavirus cases top 500 for the first time since the pandemic began, with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga saying Japan is on "maximum alert" and calling on people to do all they can to prevent infections.Tokyo's new coronavirus cases top 500 for the first time since the pandemic began, with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga saying Japan is on "maximum alert" and calling on people to do all they can to prevent infections.

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(Bloomberg) -- Japan’s daily Covid-19 cases rose to a record of more than 2,000, according to local media tallies, as the nation that had previously shown success in containing the virus now faces a rapid spread of the pathogen.Infections in Tokyo jumped by 493 -- surpassing a previous daily high set in August -- while other regions in Japan including Kanagawa and Shizuoka prefectures also reported records.The capital is making arrangements to raise the city’s Covid-19 alert to the highest level, the Nikkei newspaper reported. Officials are expected to make the decision on Thursday at a meeting of experts. Among the measures considered is requesting businesses to close early, the paper reported, citing several unidentified people.Tokyo and its neighboring prefectures account for about a third of the nation’s gross domestic product, so any increased spread in the region could deal an additional blow to the Japanese economy, especially if officials take more stringent policy measures.Investors sent Japanese shares lower as the deteriorating virus situation overshadowed optimism that Covid-19 vaccines are near. The Nikkei 225 Stock Average lost 1.1% on Wednesday, after climbing to its highest level since 1991 the previous day.Virus cases have been picking up rapidly over the past weeks. NHK reported Wednesday’s nationwide count as 2,189, topping the previous record on Saturday.The rise in cases comes as the virus is surging globally with the onset of colder weather in the northern parts of the world. While Japan’s numbers are low compared with other countries, the increase is a reminder that, in the absence of an effective vaccine, even the most successful countries at containing the virus are vulnerable to resurgences. South Korea, whose strategy has also been admired across the world, on Wednesday reported the highest number of cases since August.Global SpotlightJapan has drawn attention for its ability to control the spread of the virus without mass-testing or enforced lockdowns. Despite two previous flareups, deaths and serious cases remain low, and hospitals haven’t been pushed to capacity. Life had been returning to normal, with sporting matches resuming and workers returning to offices.But in recent weeks, officials have expressed concern over the increasing variance of infection clusters, with cases rising in nursing homes, hospitals and schools. Experts have pointed to a rising spread among younger adults tired of social distancing, as well as within foreign communities, which may struggle due to language barriers and more limited access to health services.Officials appear to be acting with greater urgency than during Japan’s earlier Covid-19 waves this year. In the government’s strongest warning yet, Yasutoshi Nishimura, the minister overseeing the country’s coronavirus response, said last week that more stringent steps would be needed if infections continued to rise.A raised alert level isn’t expected to lead to harsh lockdown measures, however. The government lacks the legal means in Japan, and is anxious to get the country’s recessionary economy back on track. When the country declared a state of emergency in April to contain the first wave of the virus, it didn’t compel people to stay home or businesses to shut. Businesses nonetheless complied to government requests to close or shorten hours, while many citizens refrained from going out.This time around, government officials so far have taken incremental steps toward restrictions. As cases have picked up on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, the city of Sapporo is requesting that residents stay home as much as possible.Regions including Aichi and Osaka are planning to limit eligibility of the nation’s “Go To” eat campaign -- aimed at getting residents to dine out -- to parties of four or less. And the Japan Tourism Agency is asking travel agencies to implement measures such as prohibiting eating and drinking on buses, NHK reported. Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said Wednesday however that there is no need to stop travel between regions across the board.Japan is also looking at infection controls for next year, in anticipation of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, which were delayed from this summer. International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach met this week with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, saying the two sides were compiling a “huge toolbox” to counter the pandemic and possibly allow spectators to attend.(Updates with nationwide cases)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.(Bloomberg) -- Japan’s daily Covid-19 cases rose to a record of more than 2,000, according to local media tallies, as the nation that had previously shown success in containing the virus now faces a rapid spread of the pathogen.Infections in Tokyo jumped by 493 -- surpassing a previous daily high set in August -- while other regions in Japan including Kanagawa and Shizuoka prefectures also reported records.The capital is making arrangements to raise the city’s Covid-19 alert to the highest level, the Nikkei newspaper reported. Officials are expected to make the decision on Thursday at a meeting of experts. Among the measures considered is requesting businesses to close early, the paper reported, citing several unidentified people.Tokyo and its neighboring prefectures account for about a third of the nation’s gross domestic product, so any increased spread in the region could deal an additional blow to the Japanese economy, especially if officials take more stringent policy measures.Investors sent Japanese shares lower as the deteriorating virus situation overshadowed optimism that Covid-19 vaccines are near. The Nikkei 225 Stock Average lost 1.1% on Wednesday, after climbing to its highest level since 1991 the previous day.Virus cases have been picking up rapidly over the past weeks. NHK reported Wednesday’s nationwide count as 2,189, topping the previous record on Saturday.The rise in cases comes as the virus is surging globally with the onset of colder weather in the northern parts of the world. While Japan’s numbers are low compared with other countries, the increase is a reminder that, in the absence of an effective vaccine, even the most successful countries at containing the virus are vulnerable to resurgences. South Korea, whose strategy has also been admired across the world, on Wednesday reported the highest number of cases since August.Global SpotlightJapan has drawn attention for its ability to control the spread of the virus without mass-testing or enforced lockdowns. Despite two previous flareups, deaths and serious cases remain low, and hospitals haven’t been pushed to capacity. Life had been returning to normal, with sporting matches resuming and workers returning to offices.But in recent weeks, officials have expressed concern over the increasing variance of infection clusters, with cases rising in nursing homes, hospitals and schools. Experts have pointed to a rising spread among younger adults tired of social distancing, as well as within foreign communities, which may struggle due to language barriers and more limited access to health services.Officials appear to be acting with greater urgency than during Japan’s earlier Covid-19 waves this year. In the government’s strongest warning yet, Yasutoshi Nishimura, the minister overseeing the country’s coronavirus response, said last week that more stringent steps would be needed if infections continued to rise.A raised alert level isn’t expected to lead to harsh lockdown measures, however. The government lacks the legal means in Japan, and is anxious to get the country’s recessionary economy back on track. When the country declared a state of emergency in April to contain the first wave of the virus, it didn’t compel people to stay home or businesses to shut. Businesses nonetheless complied to government requests to close or shorten hours, while many citizens refrained from going out.This time around, government officials so far have taken incremental steps toward restrictions. As cases have picked up on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, the city of Sapporo is requesting that residents stay home as much as possible.Regions including Aichi and Osaka are planning to limit eligibility of the nation’s “Go To” eat campaign -- aimed at getting residents to dine out -- to parties of four or less. And the Japan Tourism Agency is asking travel agencies to implement measures such as prohibiting eating and drinking on buses, NHK reported. Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said Wednesday however that there is no need to stop travel between regions across the board.Japan is also looking at infection controls for next year, in anticipation of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, which were delayed from this summer. International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach met this week with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, saying the two sides were compiling a “huge toolbox” to counter the pandemic and possibly allow spectators to attend.(Updates with nationwide cases)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

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Britain’s defence minister urged Iran on Thursday to return to commitments of nuclear agreement and for the United States to support the deal. UK’s Defence Secretary Ben Wallace comments came after the head of the UN atomic watchdog agency confirmed on Wednesday reports that Iran has begun operating centrifuges installed at an underground site.Britain’s defence minister urged Iran on Thursday to return to commitments of nuclear agreement and for the United States to support the deal. UK’s Defence Secretary Ben Wallace comments came after

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Daily coronavirus cases in Tokyo and South Korea hit fresh highs on Wednesday, as pollution-cloaked New Delhi struggled with rising cases and Australia reported a highly contagious virus strain which forced a state-wide lockdown.Daily coronavirus cases in Tokyo and South Korea hit fresh highs on Wednesday, as pollution-cloaked New Delhi struggled with rising cases and Australia reported a highly contagious virus strain which forced a state-wide lockdown.

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The comments came as Tokyo raised its alert level to the top of its four-tier system, with local media saying the capital would report a record number of infections for a second day running.The comments came as Tokyo raised its alert level to the top of its four-tier system, with local media saying the capital would report a record number of infections for a second day running.

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Japan logged at least 2,201 Covid-19 cases yesterday in a new daily high, with one-day records in Tokyo, Kanagawa and Saitama that are part of the world's largest metropolitan area by population.. Read more at straitstimes.com.Asia News -Japan logged at least 2,201 Covid-19 cases yesterday in a new daily high, with one-day records in Tokyo, Kanagawa and Saitama that are part of the world's largest metropolitan area by

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TOKYO (AP) — Japan reported a record number of daily coronavirus infections Thursday, amid a worrying spike in a country that has been spared the worst of the pandemic and hopes to host the Olympics next year. Compared to many other countries, Japan has done well combatting the virus, reporting just under 2,000 deaths in […]TOKYO (AP) — Japan reported a record number of daily coronavirus infections Thursday, amid a worrying spike in a country that has been spared the worst of the pandemic and hopes to host the Olympic…

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Tokyo has raised its coronavirus alert to the highest level as its daily tally of new infections rose to a record 534 and its governor called for maximum caut...Tokyo has raised its coronavirus alert to the highest level as its daily tally of new infections rose to a record 534 and its governor called for maximum caut...

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A record 534 coronavirus cases were reported in Tokyo on Thursday, when the capital was put back on the maximum alert level of 4. It had been at level 3 since September. Cases are also surging nationwide.A record 534 coronavirus cases were reported in Tokyo on Thursday, when the capital was put back on the maximum alert level of 4. It had been at level 3 since September. Cases are also surging nationwide.

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The Governor and Japan's Prime Minister have urged people to not dine-out as the end-of-year party season approaches.The Governor and Japan's Prime Minister have urged people to not dine-out as the end-of-year party season approaches.

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The Japanese government intends to invite North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to the Tokyo Summer Olympics next year, the head of the Korea-Japan Parliamentarians' Union said Tuesday. The Japanese government intends to invite North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to the Tokyo Summer Olympics next year, the head of the Korea-Japan Parliamentarians' Union said Tuesday.

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A coronavirus surge in South Korea and Japan has pushed the number of new infections in those countries to heights not seen since August.A coronavirus surge in South Korea and Japan has pushed the number of new infections in those countries to heights not seen since August.

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TOKYO: Tokyo raised its COVID-19 alert to the highest level on Thursday (Nov 19) as its daily tally of new infections rose to a record 534 and its ...TOKYO: Tokyo raised its COVID-19 alert to the highest level on Thursday (Nov 19) as its daily tally of new infections rose to a record 534 and its ...

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Tokyo reported a new daily record of 493 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, the metropolitan government said, as concerns grow over a third wave of the virusTokyo reported a new daily record of 493 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, the metropolitan government said, as concerns grow over a third wave of the virus

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TOKYO -- The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has raised its coronavirus alert level to stage 4, its highest level, for the first time in two months as tTOKYO -- The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has raised its coronavirus alert level to stage 4, its highest level, for the first time in two months as t

Tokyo raises coronavirus alert to highest level as new cases surge - The Mainichi

Coronavirus infections in Tokyo hit a record daily high of 493 cases on Wednesday, as local media reported the Japanese capital was preparing to raise its alert level for infections to the highest of four stages. As part of the move, the metropolitan government is considering asking some businesses to shorten their hours again, the Nikkei business daily said, citing multiple unnamed sources. Tokyo authorities did not respond to a request for comment.Coronavirus infections in Tokyo hit a record daily high of 493 cases on Wednesday, as local media reported the Japanese capital was preparing to raise its alert level for infections to the highest of four stages. As part of the move, the metropolitan government is considering asking some businesses to shorten their hours again, the Nikkei business daily said, citing multiple unnamed sources. Tokyo authorities did not respond to a request for comment.

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Tokyo planning to raise virus alert to highest level amid surge - The Mainichi

Japan’s daily Covid-19 cases rose to a record of more than 2,000, according to local media tallies, as the nation that had previously shown success in containing the virus now faces a rapid spread of the pathogen.

Japan Cases Hit Record as Tokyo Plans to Raise Virus Alert

Japan's so-called virus vigilantes are enforcing coronavirus restrictions in the country through peer pressure.Japan's so-called virus vigilantes are enforcing coronavirus restrictions in the country through peer pressure.

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More than 2,000 COVID-19 cases were recorded across Japan on November 18, with nearly 500 in the capital Tokyo alone.More than 2,000 COVID-19 cases were recorded across Japan on November 18, with nearly 500 in the capital Tokyo alone.

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Japan is on 'maximum alert' after logging a record number of daily coronavirus infections, the prime minister said Thursday, though no immediate restrictions are planned. Japan is on 'maximum alert' after logging a record number of daily coronavirus infections, the prime minister said Thursday, though no immediate restrictions are planned.

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TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan's coronavirus cases rose sharply Wednesday, logging a daily record of 2,203, with Tokyo also reporting a fresh record high in wTOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan's coronavirus cases rose sharply Wednesday, logging a daily record of 2,203, with Tokyo also reporting a fresh record high in w

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TOKYO (AP) - Japan reported a record number of daily coronavirus infections Thursday, amid a worrying spike in a country that has been spared the worst of the pandemic and hopes to host the Olympics next year. Compared to many other countries, Japan has done well combatting the virus, reporting just under 2,000 deaths in a nation of 126 million since the pandemic began. But Tokyo saw a record number of single-day cases twice this week, and the Health Ministry said Thursday that the national number hit a record with 2,179 new cases. That's the first time Japan has had more than 2,000 daily cases since the pandemic began. The previous high was set Saturday. Those figures are still quite low compared to many places around the world experiencing dangerous surges, and, while Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga urged the thorough use of masks Thursday, he did not call for reissuing restrictions on travel or business. But experts on Tokyo's coronavirus panel called for officials to secure more beds for patients and hotel rooms for those with less serious symptoms before infections climb further. "We must stop further escalation of the infections, no matter what," Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike told reporters. Koike expressed concerns about rising infections among elderly people, who are at high risk of becoming seriously ill when infected and could strain the medical system. The steady climb in cases now could call into question plans to hold the Olympics next summer after they were postponed because of the pandemic. IOC President Thomas Bach was in Japan earlier in the week to discuss the Games and said participants and fans would be encouraged to get vaccinated - assuming there's a vaccine in time - in order to protect the Japanese public. The plan appears to be predicated...

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More than 2,000 cases were recorded nationwide on Wednesday, 500 in Tokyo.The country has taken a relatively relaxed approach to coronavirus restrictions so farMore than 2,000 cases were recorded nationwide on Wednesday, 500 in Tokyo.The country has taken a relatively relaxed approach to coronavirus restrictions so far

Japan on 'maximum alert' after record coronavirus cases

TOKYO (AP) — Japan reported a record number of daily coronavirus infections Thursday, amid a worrying spike in a country that has been spared the worst of the pandemic and hopes to host the... TOKYO (AP) — Japan reported a record number of daily coronavirus infections Thursday, amid a worrying spike in a country that has been spared the worst of the pandemic and hopes to host the...

Japan is on "maximum alert" after logging a record number of daily coronavirus infections, the prime minister said Thursday, though no...Japan is on "maximum alert" after logging a record number of daily coronavirus infections, the prime minister said Thursday, though no...

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TOKYO - Tokyo is preparing to raise its coronavirus alert level to the highest of four levels as the number of positive cases in the Japanese capital creeps up, the Nikkei business daily reported on Wednesday (Nov 18). As part of the move, the metropolitan government is considering asking some businesses to shorten their hours again, the paper said, citing...TOKYO - Tokyo is preparing to raise its coronavirus alert level to the highest of four levels as the number of positive cases in the Japanese capital creeps up, the Nikkei business daily reported on Wednesday (Nov 18). As part of the move, the metropolitan government is considering asking some businesses to shorten their hours again, the paper said, citing...

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Japan has so far taken a comparatively relaxed approach to coronavirus restrictionsJapan has so far taken a comparatively relaxed approach to coronavirus restrictions

Prime Minister Suga says Japan on 'maximum alert' after record COVID-19 cases | News-photos – Gulf News

Japan has so far taken a comparatively relaxed approach to coronavirus restrictionsJapan has so far taken a comparatively relaxed approach to coronavirus restrictions

Prime Minister Suga says Japan on 'maximum alert' after record COVID-19 cases | News-photos – Gulf News

Japan is on "maximum alert" after logging a record number of daily coronavirus infections, its prime minister said Thursday, though no immediate restrictions are planned. The comments came as Tokyo raised its alert level to the top of its four-tier system, with local media saying the capital would report a record number of infections for a second day running.Japan is on "maximum alert" after logging a record number of daily coronavirus infections, its prime minister said Thursday, though no immediate restrictions are planned. The comments came as Tokyo raised its alert level to the top of its four-tier system, with local media saying the capital would report a record number of infections for a second day running.

Japan on ‘maximum alert’ after record virus cases