Japan's Osaka set to declare emergency amid record Covid-19 cases, East Asia News & Top Stories

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TOKYO (REUTERS) - The Japanese metropolis of Osaka is to declare a medical emergency as new Covid-19 infections climb to all-time highs, the Kyodo news agency reported on Wednesday (April 7). New infections will likely exceed 800 a day and the authorities in the prefecture are preparing to declare an emergency as the medical system comes under increasing strain, Kyodo reported, citing officials. A spokesman for the Osaka prefecture could not confirm that infection figure when contacted by Reuters and said an emergency declaration was still being considered. Health authorities are worried that variants of the coronavirus are causing a...