Tokyo has confirmed 949 new cases of coronavirus, a new record for the Japanese capital, as the country grapples with an upsurge that spreads across the country.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government said on Saturday that the additional cases brought the prefectural total to 55,851. Japan recorded 3,823 new cases on Friday for a national total of 213,547, with 3,155 deaths, the health ministry said.
Japan has been unable to slow down infections despite government requests that people avoid going out to dinner and parties before and during the holiday season.
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has ordered bars to close early and urged residents to avoid non-essential outings. But a lot of people continued to travel on crowded trains and go out for dinner and drinks.
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