Coronavirus: Japan to widen curbs as hospitals feel crush amid Delta surge; Sydney cases hit record


Japan was set on Thursday to expand emergency restrictions to eight more prefectures to fight a surge in Covid-19 cases, a cabinet minister said, as worries grow about strains on the nation’s medical system in Olympics host Tokyo and elsewhere.Coronavirus infections are surging at an unprecedented pace as new cases hit record highs in Tokyo, overshadowing the July 23-August 8 Olympics and fuelling doubts over Prime Minister Yasuhide Suga’s handling of the pandemic.Tokyo reported a record 4,166…

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