| 3 December 2023, Sunday |

Tokyo governor says mutant strains of COVID-19 becoming dominant

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike announced on Thursday that the number of new coronavirus infections among younger people are increasing, urging residents to further restrict their movements.

Mutant strains of the COVID-19 are becoming dominant, and fears are growing that the current spike could exceed the third wave that crested in January, the governor said during a meeting of health experts.

Tokyo plans to ask the central government on Thursday to extend the current state of emergency, local media quoted unnamed officials as saying.

  • Reuters