Tokyo Experiences Spike in Coronavirus Cases After Lifting Lockdown

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Japan lifted their national state of emergency on May 25th, declaring they had beaten coronavirus. Today Tokyo alerted residents to an increase in COVID-19 cases and urged everyone to stay at home and practice social distancing. 34 new cases were discovered on Tuesday, the highest daily number for the city since early May. This system is being called a “Tokyo Alert” and per the governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, “The Tokyo Alert is a step to inform Tokyo residents of the status of the outbreak and call on them to take caution.” The government says that they are not imposing any new restrictions at the moment, but if the number of cases keeps increasing they will consider slowing down the reopening of the country.

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