COVID restrictions to be extended in several Japanese cities

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    Coronavirus restrictions have been extended in Japan’s capital just 77 days before the scheduled start of the Olympics.

    A state of emergency was due to end in four days in Tokyo, but cases are still surging.

    Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports.

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