Tokyo governor tells residents to stay home to avoid coronavirus ‘explosion’

Amid a worsening outbreak in Japan’s capital, Yuriko Koike urges people not to go out at the weekend

The governor of Tokyo has asked the city’s residents to stay at home this weekend to avoid an “explosion” of Covid-19 infections following a rise in the number of local cases.

Yuriko Koike described the situation as “severe”, but stopped short of calling for the kind of restrictions on movement now in place in other countries.

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