August 2, 2020 / 6:43 AM / 10 days ago

Tokyo confirms 292 new coronavirus cases on Sunday: NHK

FILE PHOTO: Commuters and passersby wearing protective face masks walk near the station amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan July 30, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo confirmed 292 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, after cases rose by more than 400 in the past two days, public broadcaster NHK said.

Governor Koike Yuriko said on Friday Tokyo could declare a state of emergency if the coronavirus situation in the Japanese capital deteriorates further, as debate deepened over how to respond to record increases in new infections.

Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Christopher Cushing

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