Japan's daily cases top 7,000 for first time since January
Japan's daily COVID-19 cases have topped 7,000 for the first time since mid-January. Saturday's figures came a day after the Japanese government expanded the state of emergency beyond Tokyo and the greater Osaka region. Thirteen of the country's 47 prefectures saw record daily cases. Tokyo reported over 1,100 new cases, the highest since January 22. The 2020 Olympics are due to open there in less than three months. An online petition calling for the Games to be cancelled has garnered over 200,000 signatures as worries grow.