Tokyo governor says fall in COVID-19 cases not enough to lift emergency state

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Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Tuesday that the pace of fall in coronavirus cases had eased, expressing concern that it may not be enough to lift a state of emergency remaining in the greater metropolitan area, Kyodo News reported.

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“We may not make it in time,” she said, referring to the scheduled end to the emergency state on March 7 for the Japanese capital and three neighboring prefectures, according to Kyodo.

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