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Coronavirus

Japan to add Okinawa to COVID state of emergency

As Tokyo Olympics nears, 10 prefectures will be under restrictions

Downtown Naha, Okinawa in March: The daily number of newly infected people in Okinawa crossed 200 for the first time on May 19.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Japan is considering an expansion of the state of emergency to include Okinawa, as the southern island prefecture sees coronavirus infections surge and medical resources strained.

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