CORONAVIRUS: Japan could have 850,000 critically ill COVID 19 patients without measures: experts

CORONAVIRUS: Japan could have 850,000 critically ill COVID 19 patients without measures: experts

A government panel of experts on the novel coronavirus estimates that Japan could have as many as 850,000 COVID-19 patie...

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Tokyo's Minato Ward closes smoking areas

Tokyo's Minato Ward closes smoking areas

Tokyo's Minato Ward follows Shibuya and Katsushika in closing its outdoor smoking areas to prevent the spread of the new...

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Over 80 percent say Japanese govt. too slow: poll

Over 80 percent say Japanese govt. too slow: poll

Over 80 percent of people in Japan surveyed say the Abe administration should have declared a state of emergency sooner....

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Internet café refugees seek haven in sports center

Internet café refugees seek haven in sports center

A sports facility north of Tokyo opens its doors to so-called "internet café refugees".

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6 new COVID-19 testing sites to be created in Tokyo

6 new COVID-19 testing sites to be created in Tokyo

The Tokyo Metropolitan Medical Association plans to create 6 new virus testing sites amid the escalating number of COVID...

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Kumamoto remembers quake victims amid pandemic

Kumamoto remembers quake victims amid pandemic

A memorial ceremony to mark the 4th anniversary of the Kumamoto earthquake was downsized to prevent the spread of the ne...

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Frontline doctor warns of medical system collapse in Tokyo

Frontline doctor warns of medical system collapse in Tokyo

A frontline doctor in Tokyo warns of a possible collapse in medical systems amid the rising cases of COVID-19 patients a...

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Police station chief in Kobe infected with coronavirus after attending party

Police station chief in Kobe infected with coronavirus after attending party

A police chief and his deputy at a police station in Kobe test positive for the novel coronavirus after having attended ...

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Commuters crowd Tokyo stations amid state of emergency

Commuters crowd Tokyo stations amid state of emergency

Many commuters showed up at stations in central Tokyo on the first Monday since the government declared a statement of e...

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Tokyo asks gyms, internet cafes to suspend business

Tokyo asks gyms, internet cafes to suspend business

Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko asks businesses including fitness clubs, internet cafes and nightclubs to suspend operations...

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