Japan coronavirus: Theatre resumes in Tokyo amid surge in cases

As Tokyo's governor considers ordering a new state of emergency, the theatre is at risk of closing once more.

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    Japan is facing a resurgence in COVID-19 cases.

    Tokyo confirmed a record 472 coronavirus infections on Saturday and the capital's governor says a citywide state of emergency may have to be imposed.

    It is a step that has already been taken in Okinawa.

    Infections appear to have originated at a US military base.

    In the midst of the surge in cases, many are welcoming the opening of theatres, but they may not be open for long.

    Al Jazeera's Laura Burdon-Manley reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera News


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