Coronavirus: Japan’s cases hit new record before Paralympics; Philippines extends travel ban on India and 9 other countries


Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday urged people to refrain from travelling as Covid-19 cases spiked to new records in Tokyo and nationwide, heaping pressure on the medical system.His comments follow health expert recommendations to strengthen states of emergency now in place in the capital and other hot spots.Days after the end of the Tokyo Olympics, Paralympic organisers decided to hold the event mostly without spectators to limit infection risks, local media reported.Suga said…

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