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Tokyo issues first coronavirus alert amid infection flare-up

TOKYO — New coronavirus cases in Japan’s capital surged past 30 on Tuesday, one day after schools, shopping malls and gyms were allowed to reopen, prompting the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to issue its first alert under a new warning system.

While the alert does not immediately reverse the recent easing of restrictions on businesses and public activity, it does call on Tokyoites to avoid unnecessary trips outdoors as a preventative measure. The metro government confirmed 34 new cases for the day, up from 13 on Monday.

“We would like to ask the public to refrain even further from going out,

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Tokyo considers alert system as infection numbers jump back up

TOKYO — Coronavirus cases in Japan’s capital surged past 30 on Tuesday, one day after schools, shopping malls and gyms were allowed to reopen, leading the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to consider how it should go about issuing alerts.

The metro government confirmed 34 new cases for the day, up from 22 on Monday, a jump that made city officials realize they will have to soon start alerting the public.

Tokyo decided to consider issuing alerts under a number of scenarios — if new daily cases average 20 or more for seven days in a row, if it cannot confirm the

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Coronavirus latest: Tokyo cases jump after emergency lifted

The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

Global cases have reached 6,259,887, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The worldwide death toll has hit 375,208.

To see how the disease has spread, view our virus tracker charts:


(Source photo by AP) 

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Tuesday, June 2

3:30 p.m. Tokyo confirms over 30 new cases of coronavirus infections, sources tell Nikkei, as schools, shopping malls and gyms reopened after the state of emergency was lifted on May 25 . It is

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Coronavirus latest: Tokyo schools, malls and gyms reopen

The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

Global cases have reached 6,131,531, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The worldwide death toll has hit 371,154.

To see how the disease has spread, view our virus tracker charts:


(Source photo by AP) 

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Monday, June 1

11:50 a.m. Public schools resume in Tokyo after a three-month closure, while the capital allows businesses such as shopping malls, gyms and movie theaters to reopen. Schools are still taking precautions, such as limiting

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