July 14, 2020 / 11:34 PM / 24 days ago

Tokyo to lift coronavirus alert to highest level - Asahi

TOKYO, July 15 (Reuters) - Tokyo will lift its alert level for coronavirus infections to the highest of four levels on Wednesday, the Asahi newspaper reported, after a recent spike in cases to record levels in the Japanese capital.

Daily coronavirus cases exceeded 200 in four of the last six days, touching an all-time high of 243 cases last Friday as testing among workers in the metropolis’s red-light districts turned up infections among young people in their 20s and 30s.

The highest alert level suggests that “coronavirus infections are likely spreading”, the Asahi said.

Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim; editing by Richard Pullin

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