Tokyo To Lower Virus Alert Amid Dwindling Infections

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike (C) attends a meeting with a panel of experts to assess the current situation of coronavirus infections in the Japanese capital on Sept. 10, 2020. (Kyodo)

TOKYO (Kyodo) — The Tokyo metropolitan government is set to lower its coronavirus alert by one notch from the highest of four levels as the number of infections has been on a downward trend in recent days, officials said Thursday.

The policy is in line with the conclusion of a panel of medical experts, with Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike scheduled to explain the downgrade at a press conference later in the day, they said.

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