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Tokyo reports 1,809 new daily coronavirus infections

Two women walk on an unusually empty street during a state of emergency due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Kyoto, Japan January 13, 2021. Kyodo via REUTERS

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo reported 1,809 infections of the new coronavirus on Saturday, its government said.

Japan expanded a state of emergency in the capital area to seven more prefectures on Wednesday to stem a surge in COVID-19 infections.

Reporting by Eimi Yamamitsu; Editing by William Mallard

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