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Japan set to declare state of emergency for Tokyo area through Aug 22: minister

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s government is set to declare a state of emergency for the Tokyo area through August 22 amid a new wave of infections, a government minister said on Thursday, casting a shadow over the Olympic Games.

Japan’s economy minister Yasutoshi Nishimura, who is heading the government’s coronavirus response, said the state of emergency will begin on July 12.

The Olympic Games run from July 23 to Aug. 8.

(Reporting by Tokyo Newsroom; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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