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Japan’s PM Yoshihide Suga Raised Caution Over Coronavirus Infections

November 13, 2020

TOKYO — Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga raised caution over coronavirus infections, urging officials to step up testing, tracing and cluster investigations, while reminding people to stick to wearing masks, handwashing and other basic preventive measures.

The country set a record Friday for daily new infections, with the health ministry reporting 1,649 new cases, bringing the national total to 113,298.

Suga said he has instructed health and economic revitalization ministers to “use maximum caution and take preventive measures firmly.” He said the current situation does not immediately require another state of emergency or scaling down of domestic tourism.

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