March 25, 2020 / 11:41 AM / 8 days ago

Tokyo governor urges residents to stay at home at weekend

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike speaks at the opening ceremony of the Ariake Arena, which will host volleyball and wheelchair basketball competitions in Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan February 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Files

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike on Wednesday warned of an “overshoot” of coronavirus infections at the weekend and urged residents to stay indoors as much as possible.

Koike made the statements at a news conference where she warned of a “severe” situation after more than 40 new infections were announced in the capital.

Reporting by Naomi Tajitsu; Writing by David Dolan; editing by Louise Heavens

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