TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo officials said a drop in daily cases of coronavirus on Monday was not a cause for optimism, as they called on citizens to refrain from outdoor activities, especially gatherings at bars, night clubs and karaokes, through April 12.
A senior health department official from the Tokyo government said 13 additional cases reported on Monday were mainly driven by the limited number of outpatients on Sunday.
That compared to a record high of 68 daily cases reported on Sunday.
Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike also told a press conference that the central government would decide whether to declare a state of emergency, not Tokyo.
(Reporting by Ju-min Park, Naomi Tajitsu, Chang-ran Kim; Editing by Toby Chopra)