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Tokyo businesses impose curbs as coronavirus cases climb

Japan excludes capital from tourism program, but avoids stricter health measures

Tokyoites head to the office: As coronavirus cases climb in the Japanese capital, Gov. Yuriko Koike has called on people to refrain from nonessential travel.

TOKYO -- The Japanese capital on Thursday recorded its highest number of daily coronavirus infections since the pandemic began, and the lack of an aggressive government response has prompted businesses to undertake their own prevention efforts.

Tokyo's 286 new confirmed cases surpassed the record of 243 reported July 10. The total number of infections in the metropolitan area has reached 8,640.

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