Japan declares virus emergency three months before Olympics

People walk through Shinjuku train station in Tokyo on April 23, 2021, ahead of a declaration of a new coronavirus state of emergency expected later in the day to cover Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo regions.

Photo credit: Charly Triballeau | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The nation's virus outbreak remains much smaller than in many countries, but a recent uptick in cases has officials and medical professionals worried, even as the government and Olympic organisers insist this summer's Games will go ahead.

Tokyo, Japan

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