(ANSA) – TOKYO, JUL 02 – The coronavirus alert continues in Tokyo, with a daily increase that has not been seen since the beginning of May, when the state of emergency was still in force: with 107 new cases in the last 24 hours the capital updates the record set on May 2, and although the numbers are more contained than in other countries in the midst of a health emergency, the metropolitan government does not rule out a second wave in the capital where economic and social activities are gradually returning to normal.
The number of infections has grown exponentially in recent days bringing the total to around 6,400 cases, by far the highest level of all 47 prefectures in the archipelago. Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike anticipated a new medical expert committee meeting to discuss recent spikes, and confirmed that infections mostly affect young people between 20 and 30 years old, with outbreaks occurring largely in the district. red light district of Shinjuku, northwest of the capital. (HANDLE).
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