Japan declares state of emergency for Tokyo

TOKYO (AP) — Japan declared a state of emergency for Tokyo and three nearby areas yesterday as coronavirus cases continued to surge, hitting a daily record of 2,447 in the capital.

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga issued the declaration at the government task force for the coronavirus. It kicks in today until February 7, and centres around asking eateries to close at 8pm and people to stay home and not mingle in crowds.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin