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Member of Nigerian delegation hospitalized with COVID-19

Member of Nigerian delegation hospitalized with COVID-19

A member of Nigerian Olympics delegation that arrived in Japan on Thursday was hospitalized with COVID-19, local TV Asahi reported on Friday.

New coronavirus cases surged to 1,308 in Tokyo on Thursday, a six-month high, as fears rise of a possible dramatic increase that could flood hospitals during the Olympics that start in eight days.

Tokyo is under a fourth state of emergency, which began Monday and requires restaurants and bars to close early and not serve alcohol through the Olympics, which start July 23.

Thursday’s tally is the highest since 1,485 were recorded on Jan 21 this year when Japan was under an earlier state of emergency, and is also a jump from Wednesday’s 1,149.

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