Tokyo daily coronavirus cases hit record 570

FILE PHOTO: Passengers wearing protective face masks, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), are seen at a station after the government announced the state of emergency for the capital following the disease outbreak in Tokyo, Japan April 8, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

TOKYO (Reuters) - Coronavirus infections in Tokyo hit a record daily 570 cases, topping the previous high of 539, the Tokyo metropolitan government said on Friday.

It comes with a record 9,792 tests conducted, Tokyo said.

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has called the coronavirus situation in the Japanese capital “tough” and asked some businesses to shorten their hours again.

Reporting by Makiko Yamazaki; Editing by Sam Holmes