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Tokyo's infection spike after Olympic delay sparks questions

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Posted at 5:46 AM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 05:46:31-04

TOKYO (AP) — Before the Olympics were postponed, Japan appeared to have the coronavirus infection contained.

Now, Tokyo’s cases are spiking, and the city's governor is requesting people stay at home and is even hinting at a possible hard lockdown.

The sudden rise in Tokyo's virus cases and the government's strong actions immediately after the Olympic postponement have raised questions about whether Japan understated the extent of its outbreak and delayed enforcement of social distancing measures while clinging to the hope the Olympics would start in July as scheduled.

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