Confirmed coronavirus cases in Japan hit 10,000
TOKYO (Asia) – The confirmed coronavirus case numbers in Japan rose to 10,000 on Saturday not long after a state of emergency was extended to slow the coronavirus spread.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appealed to the nation to remain indoors with new cases hitting a record in Tokyo with fears of failing medical services in rural areas which are home to many elderly. This prompted the expansion of the state of emergency from an original seven areas.
A little more than 200 people have died from the coronavirus in Japan. Tokyo is the hardest-hit area with 201 new infections on Friday alone – which is a new record.
Tokyo reported 181 new cases on Saturday.
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