• STAFF REPORT, JIJI, Kyodo

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The nationwide total of COVID-19 cases topped 25,000 for the third straight day as Tokyo reported 5,074 new cases Saturday.

Despite anti-virus measures taken under the state of emergency and quasi-emergency status in hard-hit areas, Japan is grappling with its largest wave of infections yet, with the strain on the medial system showing no signs of abating.

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