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Japan expands state of emergency over coronavirus as infections climb

January 13, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Japan will expand its state of emergency to seven more prefectures, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday.

Tokyo (CNN)Japan will expand its state of emergency to seven more prefectures, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday.

Speaking after the Tokyo emergency order, Satoshi Kamayachi, a physician and member of the government's expert advisory board, told CNN affiliate TV Asahi that it was "not enough period to curb the infection surge, we need to reduce more the human contact. "

Last week, the Tokyo metropolitan government said it would be postponing the upcoming exhibitions of the Tokyo Olympics torch "to reduce the flow of people and to prevent the spread of Covid-19. " The torch had been on display in several municipalities from November and was due to restart this week.

In a New Year's address to Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee staff this week, Chairman Yoshiro Mori said that preparations would proceed "as planned," adding that "I think everything would be affected if I scratch my head or show any indecisiveness. "

Speaking to CNN, former top International Olympic Committee official Dick Pound said that it was unlikely the Games could be postponed again, and so any additional delay would likely mean their cancellation.

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