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Coronavirus

No new curbs in Tokyo yet but governor warns of virus spread

City is now under alert for rising infections, says Koike, after recording 107 cases

Tokyo can cope with rising coronavirus infections for now, after hotels were converted to accommodate patients.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- Tokyo is on alert for rising coronavirus infections, Gov. Yuriko Koike said on Thursday, after the city recorded 107 new cases but she stopped short of re-imposing business restrictions.

Tokyo said daily new cases exceeded 100 for the first time since May. In an emergency press conference, Koike said health experts were worried that infections might rise further. "Please share the understanding that this is where we are now and adapt your everyday behavior accordingly," she said.

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