Tokyo Seeks Tighter Virus Restrictions as Infections Rebound (2)

April 8, 2021, 10:36 AM

Tokyo will to seek a return to stricter virus measures as coronavirus cases in the Japanese capital continue to grow, less than three weeks after a state of emergency was lifted.

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said she will ask the national government to designate the capital as an area requiring the measures, calling on residents to avoid traveling outside of the Tokyo region amid an increase in virus variants.

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga gave a strong indication the central government would accept the request, telling reporters he plans to consult with an experts’ panel Friday about stepping up restrictions for...

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