Tokyo reports 1,809 new daily coronavirus infections


Candidates practice social distancing as they attend the annual unified college entrance examinations at the University of Tokyo, during the government declared the second state of emergency for the capital and some prefectures, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan January 19, 2021. Kyodo/via REUTERS

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo reported 1,809 infections of the new coronavirus on Saturday, its government said.

Japan expanded a state of emergency in the capital area to seven more prefectures on Wednesday to stem a surge in COVID-19 infections.

(Reporting by Eimi Yamamitsu; Editing by William Mallard)

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