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US deaths top 250,000, Tokyo on high alert as Covid-19 cases soar
Dais Newsfeed | 20/11/2020 08:53 AM | Click to read full article
The metropolis of Tokyo is raising its coronavirus alert to its highest level, following reports of record-high new daily cases, governor Yuriko Koike has said.
Across the Pacific, US deaths from Covid-19 surpassed 250,000, marking a grim milestone as the nation struggles to contain a new surge in cases. New York City said it will shut all schools after coronavirus infections crossed a critical threshold. New York state has the most US fatalities.