Japan extends virus emergency as India posts record infections

TOKYO (AFP) – A virus state of emergency in Tokyo and other parts of Japan was extended yesterday less than three months before the Olympics, as India logged yet another record number of infections.

While many western nations have begun a gradual opening-up buoyed by rapid  vaccine roll-outs and falling case numbers, much of the world continues to battle a virus that has now claimed over 3.2 million lives.

Japan’s COVID-19 outbreak remains much smaller than in many countries, with around 10,500 deaths.

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