1/17, 10:02 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Tokyo could enact state of emergency soon - Koike

The Tokyo prefecture could introduce a state of emergency in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus, Governor Yuriko Koike said during a press conference on Monday.

The utilization rate of hospital beds in the prefecture is expected to top 20% during the day, which means that one of the criteria for the introduction of tougher containment measures will be met, she added.

The number of new cases in the prefecture has risen by 3,179 during the last 24 hours.

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