• staff report, kyodo


Tokyo confirmed an additional 292 coronavirus infections on Sunday, down from the record-breaking increases of recent days, while cases newly reported across Japan topped 1,000 for the fifth straight day.

Japan has been seeing a resurgence of the virus since the central government fully lifted a state of emergency in late May, with Tokyo and some other prefectures being forced to reimpose restrictions on some businesses in an effort to prevent a further spread of infections.

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