Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike Wednesday issued the highest possible warning about the escalating spread of COVID-19 infections in the Japanese capital, requesting residents and business owners step up preventive measures, but not calling for any business closures. Japanese public broadcaster NHK reports Tokyo confirmed 165 new COVID-19 infections Wednesday, up from 143 Tuesday and 119 Monday. For the four days through Sunday, the tally had exceeded 200. At a news conference in Tokyo, Koike specifically urged restaurants, shops and nightclub operators to fulfill safety measures and urged...

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