On the heels of the Tokyo summer Olympics being pushed back to 2021, Japan’s capital on Thursday reported an unprecedented number of new coronavirus cases, local media reported.
Tokyo reported 47 cases of the infection, also known as COVID-19, the biggest number in a single day, Kyodo news reported.
A day before, Tokyo registered 41 cases, triggering concern that the virus is rampant in the country, a government panel found.
Residents of the Japanese capital have been asked to stay home over the weekend.
Japan has confirmed 1,307 cases of COVID-19, out of which 45 have died while 310 have recovered.
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