Coronavirus: Osaka cancels Olympic torch relay; Philippine defence chief Delfin Lorenzana infected


Japan’s western region of Osaka cancelled on Wednesday Olympic torch events scheduled across the prefecture, as record coronavirus infections prompted its government to declare a medical emergency.Health authorities fear a virus variant is unleashing a fourth wave of infections just 107 days before the Tokyo Olympics begins, with a vaccination drive still at an early stage.Osaka governor Hirofumi Yoshimura said the street runs would be cancelled, adding that the medical system faced enormous…

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