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Education officials across the country are scrambling to decide whether to reopen schools in their districts following recommendations from a top government panel on the novel coronavirus Wednesday night.

The panel composed of infectious disease experts said that extending school closures in areas particularly hard-hit by COVID-19, such as Tokyo and Osaka Prefecture, could be an option. More than 95 new cases were reported in Tokyo on Thursday, the sharpest rise in one day.

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