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Japan Expands Virus Restrictions to Tokyo, Kyoto Amid Surge

  • Latest measures are broadly similar to ones imposed earlier
  • Move comes three weeks after emergency lifted in capital
Tokyo's Shinjuku area on April 2. Japan has so far suffered a far lower death toll than the U.S. or most European countries, at fewer than 10,000 people, compared with about 127,000 in the U.K., which has about half the population.

Tokyo's Shinjuku area on April 2. Japan has so far suffered a far lower death toll than the U.S. or most European countries, at fewer than 10,000 people, compared with about 127,000 in the U.K., which has about half the population.

Photographer: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

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Japan will reimpose restrictions in Tokyo, Kyoto and Okinawa aimed at reining in a rapid spread of the coronavirus in those areas, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said, three weeks after ending a state of emergency in the capital.